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

Pollan, Michael (Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Stan Getz Library GT2850 .P65 2007 37684001061387 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143038580
  • ISBN: 0143038583
  • Physical Description: 450 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-435) and index (p. [437]-450).
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Food habits
Food preferences.
Evolution

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