A Tale of Two Valleys:
Wine, Wealth and the Battle for the Good Life in Napa and Sonoma by Alan Deutschman (Hardcover -
April 8, 2003). Broadway; 1 edition (April 8, 2003).
After revisiting some of the same territory
covered earlier by James Conaway in Napa and The Far Side of Eden, Deutschman picks up the
story in present-day Sonoma with the community's efforts to defeat the very same kind of
luxury resorts that first made Napa the darling of glossy travel magazines. Information
At Home in the
Vineyard: Cultivating a Winery, an Industry, and a Life by Susan Sokol Blosser (Hardcover - Aug 2, 2006). University of California
Press; 1 edition (August 2, 2006).
At Home in the Vineyard, filled with
colorful characters and unexpected experiences, brings a local rural community vividly
alive as Oregon wine pioneer and industry icon Susan Sokol Blosser recounts how she fell
in love with a vineyard, learned how to run it, and ultimately achieved her vision of
producing Pinot Noirs to rival those of Burgundy. Information
Chicken: The Dangerous
Transformation of America's Favorite Food by Steve Striffler (Hardcover - Oct 27, 2005). Yale University Press
(October 27, 2005).
Though aimed at a scholarly audience (parts of
the book were presented at a conference on chicken at Yale), Striffler's fast-paced
narrative, rich with personal detail, will be enjoyed by readers outside of the university
Economic Studies on Food, Agriculture and the
Environment by Maurizio Canavari, Paolo Caggiati, and K.
William Easter (Hardcover -
Aug 31, 2002). Springer; 1 edition (August 31, 2002).
The papers are grouped into four sections: a)
food, nutrition, and quality, b) land and resource assessment, c) agriculture and rural
development, and d) environment and markets. Readers will benefit from the analysis
provided in the papers and will gain new insights concerning alternative approaches to
dealing with important policy issues. Information
Food Politics: How the
Food Industry Influences Nutrition, and Health, Revised and Expanded Edition (California
Studies in Food and Culture) by Marion Nestle (Paperback
- Oct 15, 2007). University of California Press; 2 edition (October 15, 2007).
Central to her argument is the American
"paradox of plenty," the recognition that our food abundance (we've enough
calories to meet every citizen's needs twice over) leads profit-fixated food producers to
do everything possible to broaden their market portion, thus swaying us to eat more
when we should do the opposite. The result is compromised health: epidemic obesity to
start, and increased vulnerability to heart and lung disease, cancer, and
stroke--reversible if the constantly suppressed "eat less, move more" message
that most nutritionists shout could be heard. Information
Agricultural Economics : 2-Volume Set (Handbook of Agricultural Economics) by Bruce L.
Gardner and Gordon C. Rausser (Hardcover -
Nov 1, 2001). North Holland; 1 edition (November 1, 2001).
Discusses the economics of agriculture in
developing countries and agriculture in the macroeconomy. Information
Agricultural Economics (4th Edition) by John B. Penson, Oral Capps Jr., C. Parr Rosson,
and Richard Woodward (Hardcover - Jun 13,
2005). Prentice Hall; 4 edition (June 13, 2005).
Key Benefit: These authors provide beginning
readers in agriculture with a systematic introduction to the basic concepts and issues in
economics as they relate to a major segment of the U.S. economythe food and fiber
industry. Key TOPI CS: Their coverage traces the major microeconomic and macroeconomic
forces influencing the decisions of producers and consumers of food and fiber products as
well as international agricultural trade issues. Information
Mini-set A, Agriculture: Routledge Library Editions:
Economic History (Hardcover - Oct 17, 2006). Routledge;
1 edition (October 17, 2006). Information
Modern Livestock and
Poultry Production by James R.
Gillespie (Hardcover - Nov 8, 2000).
Thomson Delmar Learning; 6 edition (November 8, 2000).
This comprehensive book covers all types of
farm animals and provides detailed information on each species. Specifics include
information on the characteristics of the industry, the breeds, selection of breeding
stock, feeding and management of the species, diseases and parasites common to the
species, and marketing principles. Information
Organic, Inc.: Natural
Foods and How They Grew by Samuel Fromartz (Paperback - Mar 5, 2007). Harvest
Books (March 5, 2007).
In recent decades, organic foodthe
idealistic, natural alternative to industrial agribusiness and processed packaged
foodshas grown into a multibillion-dollar business. Fromartz's portrait of the
adolescent industry reveals that that success has prompted an epic identity crisis.Information
Scientific Farm Animal
Production (9th Edition) by
Robert E. Taylor and Tom G. Field (Hardcover
- Aug 5, 2007). Prentice Hall; 9 edition (August 5, 2007).
The ninth edition of this best-selling book
examines the biological principles, scientific relationships, and management practices of
livestock production. Blending the discussion of science, disciplines and industries, it
effectively introduces readers to Animal Science using a breadth and depth that is
Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry by
Gail A. Eisnitz (Paperback - Nov 2006).
Prometheus Books (November 2006).
Slaughterhouse is the first book of its kind
to explore the impact that unprecedented changes in the meatpacking industry over the last
twenty-five yearsparticularly industry consolidation, increased line speeds, and
deregulationhave had on workers, animals, and consumers. Information
The Complete Equine
Legal and Business Handbook: Legal Insights and Practical Tips for a Successful Horse
Business by Milton C. Toby (Paperback -
Jun 25, 2007). Eclipse Press (June 25, 2007).
Attorney Milton C. Toby looks at contract and
liability issues that horse owners and horse business owners face as well as depreciation
and deduction considerations, proper record-keeping, employer-employee relations, and
public and private purchase of horses. This guide is essential for anyone involved in the
horse business. Information
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