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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 setting. Information  

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  

Handbook of 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  

Introduction to 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. economy—the 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 food—the idealistic, natural alternative to industrial agribusiness and processed packaged foods—has 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 unparalleled. Information 

Slaughterhouse: The 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 years—particularly industry consolidation, increased line speeds, and deregulation—have 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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