The "Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable, and Local Food" pulls together a fascinating array of diverse, interdisciplinary topics to provide a thorough overview of our current alternative food system. With increasing attention focused on organic and local food, many people are attracted to these sustainable food choices. Yet despite its popularity, there are misconceptions and a general lack of understanding about organic and local food.
This encyclopedia illuminates social concerns, economic trends, policy influences, and ecological terms to provide a comprehensive overview. Contributions from expert authors from government agencies, research universities, and private organizations provide key information on each of these relevant topics. Eating is a basic human activity, yet many people do not know where their food comes from. This book helps readers fill the gap between the trendy and the factual.
This is a definitive guide to the clinical assessment, management and prevention of plant poisoning in domestic animals. Accurate Identification of plant materials through the use of 253 high quality color illustrations placed as needed throughout the text. It is organized into sections according to the animal symptoms with specific descriptions of the toxins involved and their modes of action. Geographic location maps are provided which highlight the distribution of specific plant material within North America. The title is extensively referenced and includes a functional glossary of botanical terms for the convenience of the user. This durable physical presentation makes it an optimal field reference guide. The CD contains the entire contents of the book and an expanded image library of toxic plants during varying lifetime stages. A plant identifier search interface allows users to use visual cues to identify an unknown plant. This title is published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by Manson Publishing outside of North America.
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