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Seed to Civilization: The Story of Food, Charles B. Heiser, Jr.
1 Charles B. Heiser, Jr. Seed to Civilization: The Story of Food
Cambridge: Harvard University Press 1990 0674796829 / 9780674796829 New edition Paper back Like New Not issued 5.5 x 1.5 x 3.5 cm Like New-Just shows some shelf wear.
Eating is the second favorite activity of many people, and for some it is the first. This lively book recounts the intriguing story of the plants and animals that stand between humans and starvation. In narrating his tale, the author traces the intricate patterns of food use and distribution that have developed since prehistoric times. This book is a must reading for anyone interested in the problem of feeding the world's teeming millions over the next half century. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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The Do's and Don'ts of Wetland Construction: Creation, Restoration, and Enhancement, Edgar W. Garbisch.
2 Edgar W. Garbisch. The Do's and Don'ts of Wetland Construction: Creation, Restoration, and Enhancement
Maryland: Environmental Concern 2002 1883226066 / 9781883226060 Paperback Very good (Excellent condition wise; Former library stamp embossed on first page) 0.5 x 8.8 x 11 inches 
For those interested in wetland construction today, there is a wealth of information and experience on which to build. That is not to say that the book is complete, but a strong foundation has been laid upon which new theories and methodologies are sure to be built. This book is but one chapter in the story of wetlands construction based on author's experience. The information contained within will assist the wetland practitioner in making professionally sound decisions regarding: ● Site selection for the wetland construction projects, ● plans and specifications for the wetland construction projects, ● pre-bid and pre-construction meetings, ● contract bidding, ● construction of the wetland, ● post-construction maintenance and success determination, and ● post-construction monitoring. To ensure success, it is important to understand the various steps in the construction process, and to appreciate the complexities and dynamics of wetland systems. This book will help you do just that. 
Price: 34.95 USD
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Biotechnology: Science Education and Commercialization: An international symposium, Indra K. Vasil (ed.).
3 Indra K. Vasil (ed.). Biotechnology: Science Education and Commercialization: An international symposium
New York: Elsevier Science Publishing 1990 0444015485 / 9780444015488 Hard bound New New 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches 
Never in the history of science has the volume of knowledge, and new applications of that knowledge, developed as quickly as in the field of biotechnology. Its worldwide promise in the areas of human and animal health, the food supply, and the environment is staggering. It is said of biotechnology that its momentum is propelling us beyond society's ability to assimilate dimensions of biotechnology and to take a leading role to assure that its rapid development is understood, supported, and appropriately utilized. Participants in this Symposium assessed the scientific accomplishments of biotechnology, examined commercialization of biotechnology, including licensing and development of inventions and discoveries, and assessed biotechnology education throughout the world. A special update on the human genome project concluded the Symposium. 
Price: 288.00 USD
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The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement, Nick Saul & Andrea Curtis.
4 Nick Saul & Andrea Curtis. The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement
Toronto: Random House Canada 2013 0307360784 / 9780307360786 1st Hardbound New New 6.3 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches 
It began as a food bank. It turned into a movement. In 1998, when Nick Saul became executive director of The Stop, the little urban food bank was like thousands of other cramped, dreary, makeshift spaces, a last-hope refuge where desperate people could stave off hunger for one more day with a hamper full of canned salt, sugar and fat. The produce was wilted and the packaged foods were food-industry castoffs—mislabelled products and misguided experiments that no one wanted to buy. For users of the food bank, knowing that this was their best bet for a meal was a humiliating experience. Since that time, The Stop has undergone a radical reinvention. Participation has overcome embarrassment, and the isolation of poverty has been replaced with a vibrant community that uses food to build hope and skills, and to reach out to those who need a meal, a hand and a voice. It is now a thriving, internationally respected Community Food Centre with gardens, kitchens, a greenhouse, farmers’ markets and a mission to revolutionize our food system. Celebrities and benefactors have embraced the vision because they have never seen anything like The Stop. Best of all, fourteen years after his journey started, Nick Saul is introducing this neighbourhood success story to the world. In telling the remarkable story of The Stop’s transformation, Saul and Curtis argue that we need a new politics of food, one in which everyone has a dignified, healthy place at the table. By turns funny, sad and raw, The Stop is a timely story about overcoming obstacles, challenging sacred cows and creating lasting change.Random House Canada 
Price: 29.95 USD
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Governing Food: Science, Safety and Trade, Peter W. B. Phillips (ed.) & Robert Wolfe (ed.).
5 Peter W. B. Phillips (ed.) & Robert Wolfe (ed.). Governing Food: Science, Safety and Trade
Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press 2001 0889118973 / 9780889118973 1st Paperback New 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches 
This timely collection of essays addresses the international challenges posed by food safety and governance of the food system. Food safety is now an explosive political issue, from the threat of mad cow disease to worries about genetically modified corn. States face novel regulatory difficulties in reconciling science, safety, and trade with heightened consumer fears. Governing food creates friction in transatlantic relations, complicates Britain's relations with its EU partners, and poses challenges to Canada's relations with the United States. The essays in Governing Food, written by distinguished public officials, academics, and industry and civil society commentators, examine the three pillars of food safety - science, regulation and industry - to highlight the pressures on government. Contributors include Charles Cockbill, chairman of the European Food Law Association of the UK; Neville Craddock, group regulatory affairs manager, Nestle UK; Lorne Hepworth, president, Crop Protection Institute (Canada); Catherine Humphries, director of Scientific Services, Co-operative Wholesale Society (UK); Anne A. MacKenzie, associate vice-president of Science Evaluation, Canadian Food Inspection Agency; Peter Phillips, University of Saskatchewan; Robert Wolfe, Queen's University; William Leiss, president, Royal Society of Canada. 
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Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Susan Echaore-McDavid & Richard A. McDavid.
6 Susan Echaore-McDavid & Richard A. McDavid. Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
New York: Checkmark Books 2011 0816074577 / 9780816074570 Paperback Very good, nearly fine (Ex-library copy with usual stamps & stickers) 23.1 x 18.5 x 1.8 cm 
Describes more than 95 jobs in agriculture and agricultural-related fields, including farming, aquaculture and commercial fishing, forest production and management, agriscience, agricultural services, food and beverage, pet and animal services, veterinary medicine, and education and communications. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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