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Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Uk Ltd
Publication date June 5, 2008
Pages 400
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780701180379
ISBN-10 0701180374
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $24.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The gargantuan effort needed to feed cities across the world on a daily basis has a massive and vastly underappreciated social and physical impact on both human populations and the planet. Yet few eaters are conscious of the processes that are required to bring food into a metropolis. This original and revolutionary study examines the way in which modern food production has damaged the balance of human existence, and reveals a centuries-old dilemma that holds the key to a host of current problems, among them obesity, the inexorable rise of the supermarkets, and the destruction of the natural world. The rise and impact of such American hallmarks as industrialized food and meat production, the supermarket, fast food restaurant chains, and processed edibles on city life is examined alongside the historical roots and the contemporary issues at each stage of the food cycle, from farm to plate to landfill. Original and inspiring, this is a warning call to

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Book cover for 9780099531685 Book cover for 9780099584476 Book cover for 9780701180379
 
Reprint edition from Random House Uk Ltd (March 7, 2013)
9780099584476 | details & prices | 383 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Covering ground from Rachel Carson to Frank Lloyd Wright, the women's movement to Wal-Mart, this is an eye-opening and provocative look at the environmental and health issues surrounding eating in the city The gargantuan effort needed to feed cities across the world on a daily basis has a massive and vastly underappreciated social and physical impact on both human populations and the planet.
from Random House Uk Ltd (June 1, 2009)
9780099531685 | details & prices | 383 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $18.95
About: The gargantuan effort needed to feed cities across the world on a daily basis has a massive and vastly underappreciated social and physical impact on both human populations and the planet.
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from Random House Uk Ltd (June 5, 2008)
9780701180379 | details & prices | 400 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The gargantuan effort needed to feed cities across the world on a daily basis has a massive and vastly underappreciated social and physical impact on both human populations and the planet.

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