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The Resource The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals, Michael Pollan

The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals, Michael Pollan

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The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals
Title
The omnivore's dilemma
Title remainder
a natural history of four meals
Statement of responsibility
Michael Pollan
Title variation
omnivores dilemma
Title variation remainder
a natural history of four meals
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast food tonight, or something organic? Or perhaps something we grew ourselves? The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, at the dawn of the twenty-first century may determine our survival as a species.--From publisher description
Summary
Offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of consumers to protect their health and the environment
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • James Beard Foundation Book Awards, Writing and Literature, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
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163063
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Pollan, Michael
Dewey number
  • 394.1/2
  • 394.13
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2850
LC item number
.P65 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Food habits
  • Food preferences
  • Evolution
  • Eating customs
  • Habitudes alimentaires
  • Préférences alimentaires
  • Évolution
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a natural history of four meals
Label
The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals, Michael Pollan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references p. [417]-435) and index
Contents
Our national eating disorder -- I. Industrial: corn. The plant: corn's conquest -- The farm -- The elevator -- The feedlot: making meat -- The processing plant: making complex foods -- The consumer: a republic of fat -- The meal: fast food -- II. Pastoral: grass. All flesh is grass -- Big organic -- Grass: thirteen ways of looking at a pasture -- The animals: practicing complexity -- Slaughter: in a glass abattoir -- The market: "Greetings from the non-barcode people" -- The meal: grass fed -- III. Personal: the forest. The forager -- The omnivore's dilemma -- The ethics of eating animals -- Hunting: the meat -- Gathering: the fungi -- The perfect meal
Control code
ocn148696764
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
450 p.
Isbn
9780143038580
System control number
(OCoLC)148696764
Label
The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals, Michael Pollan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references p. [417]-435) and index
Contents
Our national eating disorder -- I. Industrial: corn. The plant: corn's conquest -- The farm -- The elevator -- The feedlot: making meat -- The processing plant: making complex foods -- The consumer: a republic of fat -- The meal: fast food -- II. Pastoral: grass. All flesh is grass -- Big organic -- Grass: thirteen ways of looking at a pasture -- The animals: practicing complexity -- Slaughter: in a glass abattoir -- The market: "Greetings from the non-barcode people" -- The meal: grass fed -- III. Personal: the forest. The forager -- The omnivore's dilemma -- The ethics of eating animals -- Hunting: the meat -- Gathering: the fungi -- The perfect meal
Control code
ocn148696764
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
450 p.
Isbn
9780143038580
System control number
(OCoLC)148696764

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