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Food: A Very Short Introduction

Food: A Very Short Introduction  

John Krebs

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Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778582
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199661084.001.0001
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9780199661084
Food: A Very Short Introduction provides a brief history of man's relationship with food, spanning from the time of our remote ancestors 3 million years ago to the present day. ... More
1. Why eat?

1. Why eat?  

David A. Bender

in Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Jun 2014
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9780191779985
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681921.003.0001
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9780199681921
A healthy adult eats about a tonne of food a year. ‘Why eat?’ explores the need for food and the uses to which it is put in the body. We eat because we are hungry, but why have we evolved ... More
3. When food goes wrong

3. When food goes wrong  

John Krebs

in Food: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778582
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661084.003.0003
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9780199661084
We expect our food to be relatively safe to eat. In the 21st century, in the Western world, consumers tend to be risk averse. ‘When food goes wrong’ considers when our food turns out to be ... More
5. Feeding the nine billion

5. Feeding the nine billion  

John Krebs

in Food: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2013
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9780191778582
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661084.003.0005
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By the year 2050, there will likely be over nine, perhaps even ten, billion people on Earth. How are we going to feed them all? ‘Feeding the nine billion’ asks whether we will have enough ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Philip V. Mladenov

in Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778407
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10.1093/actrade/9780199695058.003.0001
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We are now realising that the marine environment and the organisms that live there are critically important for our well-being and survival. The Introduction provides an overview of the ... More
IntroductionTrust and distrust at the breakfast table

Introduction: Trust and distrust at the breakfast table  

Katherine Hawley

in Trust: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778421
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.003.0001
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9780199697342
What would a life without trust be like? We would be paralysed by inaction. We trust different types of people, from casual acquaintances, such as the milkman to the man on the radio ... More
4. Over-nutrition: problems of overweight and obesity

4. Over-nutrition: problems of overweight and obesity  

David A. Bender

in Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Jun 2014
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9780191779985
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681921.003.0004
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‘Over-nutrition: problems of overweight and obesity’ shows that Western society’s attitude to obesity has changed, and obesity is now considered to be undesirable. A desirable body weight ... More
1. The gourmet ape

1. The gourmet ape  

John Krebs

in Food: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778582
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661084.003.0001
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Is there such a thing as a ‘natural diet’? ‘The gourmet ape’ explores the diets of ancestral hominins, our closest relatives in the fossil record, and highlights the major changes in diet ... More
3. Poverty and wealth

3. Poverty and wealth  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777165
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10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0004
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9780199238484
‘Poverty and wealth’ considers the economic experience and the existence of inequality in the Soviet Union. The Soviet system had three main economic principles: egalitarianism, ... More
2. Marine biological processes

2. Marine biological processes  

Philip V. Mladenov

in Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2013
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9780191778407
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10.1093/actrade/9780199695058.003.0003
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9780199695058
Around half of the planet's primary production is made within the Global Ocean. For the most part, the primary producers are minute, short-lived microorganisms suspended in the sunlit ... More
4. Environment and civilization

4. Environment and civilization  

Sebastian G.B. Amyes

in Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777752
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578764.003.0004
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9780199578764
‘Environment and civilization’ considers the everyday processes in which bacteria play an important role. Firstly, the bacterial contamination and spoilage of food and the methods of food ... More
8. Functional foods, superfoods, and supplements

8. Functional foods, superfoods, and supplements  

David A. Bender

in Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Jun 2014
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9780191779985
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681921.003.0008
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9780199681921
When a vitamin or mineral deficiency is widespread in a population, a common approach is to enrich or fortify a staple food. ‘Functional foods, superfoods, and supplements’ defines ... More
4. You are what you eat

4. You are what you eat  

John Krebs

in Food: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2013
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9780191778582
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661084.003.0004
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9780199661084
The biggest risks associated with our food are the contribution that it makes our likelihood of contracting major chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. ‘You ... More
7. Savanna futures

7. Savanna futures  

Peter A. Furley

in Savannas: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191785955
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717225.003.0007
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Constant change is the driving force in the history of savannas, and some conception of the future can be gauged from evidence of past changes and from trends experienced today. The ... More
3. War Communism

3. War Communism  

S. A. Smith

in The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776502
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853950.003.0004
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9780192853950
The October revolution was followed by deep economic collapse. To mobilize the battered forces of industry and agriculture to meet the needs of war, the Bolsheviks set in place the policies ... More
5. Climate change impacts

5. Climate change impacts  

Mark Maslin

in Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
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9780191788376
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10.1093/actrade/9780198719045.003.0005
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9780198719045
What is dangerous climate change? What is our coping range? ‘Climate change impacts’ assesses the potential effects of climate change on the natural environment as well as on human ... More
5. Food chains to fish

5. Food chains to fish  

Warwick F. Vincent

in Lakes: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191821035
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766735.003.0005
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9780198766735
‘Food chains to fish’ considers the nature of pelagic and benthic food webs and the coupling between them. Life at the bottom of lakes in the benthic zone is mostly made up of worms, ... More
2. Extinction today and efforts to stop it

2. Extinction today and efforts to stop it  

Paul B. Wignall

in Extinction: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
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9780191844928
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10.1093/actrade/9780198807285.003.0002
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9780198807285
The fossil record shows that life has experienced five major mass extinctions. A sixth catastrophe may be underway. Past mass extinctions were geologically short-lived intense crises that ... More
6. Reef fish and other major predators

6. Reef fish and other major predators  

Charles Sheppard

in Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Jun 2014
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9780191779978
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10.1093/actrade/9780199682775.003.0006
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9780199682775
Healthy reefs provide a habitat for an immense number of fish that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours. No other natural habitat in the ocean shows this diversity and abundance. ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Gordon Campbell

in Garden History: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191783302
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689873.003.0011
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9780199689873
What is a garden? What do gardens mean? The Introduction considers these questions and also how, at a deeper level, the garden represents the interdependence of humans and other parts of ... More

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