The End Of Plenty by Joel K  BourneThe End Of Plenty by Joel K  Bourne

The End Of Plenty

byJoel K  Bourne

Paperback | June 28, 2016

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In The End of Plenty, award-winning environmental journalist Joel K. Bourne Jr. puts our fight against devastating world hunger in dramatic perspective. He travels the globe to introduce a new generation of farmers and scientists on the front lines of the next green revolution. He visits corporate farmers trying to restore Ukraine as Europe's breadbasket, a Canadian aquaculturist, the agronomist behind the world's largest organic sugarcane plantation, and many other extraordinary farmers, large and small, who are racing to stave off catastrophe as climate change disrupts food production worldwide.

A Financial Times Best Book of the Year and a Finalist for the PEN / E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.

Joel K. Bourne Jr. has a BS in agronomy from North Carolina State University and an MS in journalism from Columbia University. A contributing writer for National Geographic, he has written for Audubon, Science, and Outside, among others. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Title:The End Of PlentyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:June 28, 2016Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039335296X

ISBN - 13:9780393352962


Editorial Reviews

[A] fascinating narrative…Bourne brings a piercing eye to intransigent problems in food production and alleviation of hunger, leavened by notes of pragmatism and optimism. — Jean L. Steiner (Science)An important read for everyone. — Paul R. Ehrlich, co-author of The Dominant AnimalA thoroughly researched and exceptionally thoughtful and balanced look at the consequences of industrial farming. [Bourne's] book should convince every reader of the compelling need to address world food problems through more skillful and sustainable agronomy, but also through education, especially of women, and universal family planning. — Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health, New York University, and author of Food PoliticsReading about the amazing advances being made by developing-world farmers with 'organic' agriculture left me with a vision of the planet we could still create. — Bill McKibben, author of Deep EconomyOne of the most informative, engaging books on the world food prospect I have ever read. — Lester R. Brown, president of Earth Policy Institute, and author of Full Planet, Empty PlatesIn a well-documented and fast-moving manner, Joel Bourne Jr., one of America's foremost experts by virtue of his 'hands-on' experience, education and world travel, clearly depicts a strategic challenge for America's national security in the coming years. — Henry H. Shelton, General, US Army (retired), 14th Chairman Joint Chiefs of StaffJoel Bourne, who grew up working on his family's farm, traveled the world to explore what may be the greatest challenge facing the next generation. The result is calm, lucid—and fascinating. — Charles C. Mann, author of 1491 and 1493