The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It

3.89 avg rating
( 72 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780520260719: The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It

In The Coming Famine, Julian Cribb lays out a vivid picture of impending planetary crisis--a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century--that would dwarf any in our previous experience. Cribb's comprehensive assessment describes a dangerous confluence of shortages--of water, land, energy, technology, and knowledge--combined with the increased demand created by population and economic growth. Writing in brisk, accessible prose, Cribb explains how the food system interacts with the environment and with armed conflict, poverty, and other societal factors. He shows how high food prices and regional shortages are already sending shockwaves into the international community. But, far from outlining a doomsday scenario, The Coming Famine offers a strong and positive call to action, exploring the greatest issue of our age and providing practical suggestions for addressing each of the major challenges it raises.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

"Julian Cribb warns with a well synthesized evidence base about a potential famine in the making. The food crisis is already daily reality for one billion people. The book is not just a warning but offers sound guidance for the needed actions; easily understandable but suitably comprehensive, leaving no excuse for inaction."—Joachim von Braun, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute

"The Coming Famine is an erudite and learned analysis of humanity's greatest challenge. At this very minute we are jeopardizing the rights to food for a billion people, and the effects will be felt by us all through migration, dietary changes and increased health risks, whether we believe it or not. This is a book all thinking people should read."— Lindsay Falvey, University of Cambridge

About the Author:

Julian Cribb is an award-winning journalist and science writer and the author of The White Death.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Julian Cribb
ISBN 10: 0520260716 ISBN 13: 9780520260719
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Books-FYI, Inc.
(Cadiz, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 23MA3600ZGIK

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Julian Cribb
Published by University of California Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0520260716 ISBN 13: 9780520260719
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0520260716

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Cribb, Julian
Published by University of California Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0520260716 ISBN 13: 9780520260719
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110520260716

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Cribb, Julian
Published by University of California Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0520260716 ISBN 13: 9780520260719
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0520260716

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Julian Cribb
Published by University of California Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0520260716 ISBN 13: 9780520260719
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In The Coming Famine , Julian Cribb lays out a vivid picture of impending planetary crisis - a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century - that would dwarf any in our previous experience. Cribb s comprehensive assessment describes a dangerous confluence of shortages - of water, land, energy, technology, and knowledge - combined with the increased demand created by population and economic growth. Writing in brisk, accessible prose, Cribb explains how the food system interacts with the environment and with armed conflict, poverty, and other societal factors. He shows how high food prices and regional shortages are already sending shockwaves into the international community. But, far from outlining a doomsday scenario, The Coming Famine offers a strong and positive call to action, exploring the greatest issue of our age and providing practical suggestions for addressing each of the major challenges it raises. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780520260719

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Julian Cribb
Published by University of California Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0520260716 ISBN 13: 9780520260719
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In The Coming Famine , Julian Cribb lays out a vivid picture of impending planetary crisis - a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century - that would dwarf any in our previous experience. Cribb s comprehensive assessment describes a dangerous confluence of shortages - of water, land, energy, technology, and knowledge - combined with the increased demand created by population and economic growth. Writing in brisk, accessible prose, Cribb explains how the food system interacts with the environment and with armed conflict, poverty, and other societal factors. He shows how high food prices and regional shortages are already sending shockwaves into the international community. But, far from outlining a doomsday scenario, The Coming Famine offers a strong and positive call to action, exploring the greatest issue of our age and providing practical suggestions for addressing each of the major challenges it raises. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780520260719

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 53.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Julian Cribb
Published by University of California Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0520260716 ISBN 13: 9780520260719
New Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press, 2010. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # WF-9780520260719

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Julian Cribb
Published by University of California Press 2010-07-02, Collingwood, Vic. (2010)
ISBN 10: 0520260716 ISBN 13: 9780520260719
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press 2010-07-02, Collingwood, Vic., 2010. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780520260719

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 53.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Cribb, Julian
Published by University of California Press
ISBN 10: 0520260716 ISBN 13: 9780520260719
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0520260716 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0202584

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Julian Cribb
Published by University of California Press
ISBN 10: 0520260716 ISBN 13: 9780520260719
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of California Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780520260719

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book