Arms Race Until now we have seen a plethora of honest strategies in the quest for food. Microorganisms developed innovative enzymatic systems to make a living with the offered nutritional sources in a given environment.
This book explores the links between food and human cultural and physical evolution. Each chapter begins by summarizing the basic knowledge in the field, discusses recent research results, and confirms or challenges established concepts, inviting new insight and provoking new questions. This book catalyzes discussion between scientists working on one side in food science and on the other side in biological and biomedical research.
Pakistan s Quest for Food Security
Release on 1993 | by Asmi Raza
Taking the case of Pakistan's agricultural development and quest for food security , we can appreciate the problems and difficulties encountered by the country in achieving selfreliance in the agricultural production .
KAY Richard and COVERT Herbert Anatomy and Behaviour of Extinct Primates ( Food Acquisition among Primates p503 Ed CHIVERS David et al ) PLENUM PUB CORP 3. WALKER Alan 1989 The Hunt for Proconsul p58-63 ( Scientific American Jan ) 4.
"This text aims to describe how humankind succeeded in its quest for food - from the first primates to the earliest civilisations."--Publisher description.
Food Medicine and the Quest for Good Health
Release on 2009 | by Nancy N. Chen
The quest for good health entails intimate knowledge of one's own health status , as well as situating eating and medicating practices within broader market formations of the industrial food complex , Big Pharma , and the diet industry ...
What we eat, how we eat, where we eat, and when we eat are deeply embedded cultural practices. Eating is also related to how we medicate. The multimillion-dollar diet industry offers advice on how to eat for a better body and longer life, and avoiding harmful foods (or choosing healthy ones) is considered separate from consuming medicine?another multimillion-dollar industry. In contrast, most traditional medical systems view food as inseparable from medicine and regard medicinal foods as the front line of healing. Drawing on medical texts and food therapy practices from around the world and throughout history, Nancy N. Chen locates old and new crossovers between food and medicine in different social and cultural contexts. The consumption of spices, sugar, and salt was once linked to specific healing properties, and trade in these commodities transformed not just the political economy of Europe, Asia, and the New World but local tastes and food practices as well. Today's technologies are rapidly changing traditional attitudes toward food, enabling the cultivation of new admixtures, such as nutraceuticals and genetically modified food, that link food to medicine in novel ways. Chen considers these developments against the evolving food regimes of the diet industry in order to build a framework for understanding diet as individual practice, social prescription, and political formation.
The Quest for Food and Furs
Release on 1973 | by Edward S. Rogers
30.00 $ 132.00 $ 360.00 none Government Aid Family allowance Sick and destitute Relief ( food ) " Total ( 516 lb. ) ... part in the food marten , muskrat , lynx , hare , wood- quest , and gardening ( potatoes ) was chuck , and squirrel .
This study examines the way in which a hunting group of Mistassini Cree exploited the resources of their traditional hunting territory during one year in Quebec.
Eldorado and the Quest for Fortune and Glory in South America
Release on 2021-06-21 | by Peter O. Koch
At this point, however, Francisco and his men were too weak from hunger and exhaustion to continue their quest. Desperate for food and water, Orellana dispatched scouts to find Pizarro's camp to inform the governor of their dire ...
This book traces the origin of the legend of El Dorado and the various expeditions that set out to locate that mysterious land of untold wealth in South America. Motivated by both fanciful rumors of a golden city ruled by a man who coated himself daily with gold dust, and the more practical allure of a region abundant in cinnamon trees (a spice that was worth its weight in gold to Europeans), many conquistadors convinced themselves that another native empire awaited their conquest. These quests for fortune and glory would lead to an encounter with fierce female warriors who were believed to be the Amazons of ancient Greek lore, and the discovery of the mighty river later named for the legendary Amazon tribe. The first half of this book details the lesser-known accounts of German interest in locating the wealth of a golden kingdom called Xerira and an elusive passage at Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo which supposedly led to the Pacific Ocean. The second section focuses on the various Spanish efforts to discover El Dorado, each of which was eventually doomed to despair, disappointment, and death.
The Quest for Wisdom Thoughts on the Bhagawadgita
Release on 1993 | by Śrīraṅga
Man , therefore , is the only inglorious animal depending on others for food . Man is deprived of natural protection in another way . All animals are surrounded by a fort - like environment . Worms in the earth , insects in the grass ...
On the philosophy of Bhagavadgita, Hindu classic; English translation of Gitagambhirya and Gitadarpana, two Kannada works.
The Quest for the Good Life in Precarious Times
Release on 2018-04-01 | by Chris Gregory
Hamish elaborated: In the old days it was very hard to deny a request for food. They had to put the food they hunted out in the open. You couldn't hide your resources. Now you can hide food and money and get away with not sharing.
The study of the quest for the good life and the morality and value it presupposes is not new. To the contrary, this is an ancient issue; its intellectual history can be traced back to Aristotle. In anthropology, the study of morality and value has always been a central concern, despite the claim of some scholars that the recent upsurge of interest in these issues is new. What is novel is how scholars in many disciplines are posing the value question in new ways. The global economic alignments of the present pose many political, moral and theoretical questions, but the central issue the essays in this collection address is: how do relatively poor people of the Australia-Pacific region survive in current precarious times? In looking to answer this question, contributors directly engage the values and concepts of their interlocutors. At a time when understanding local implications of global processes is taking on new urgency, these essays bring finely honed anthropological perspectives to matters of universal human concern-they offer radical empirical critique based on intensive fieldwork that will be of great interest to those seeking to comprehend the bigger picture.
Food in America The Past Present and Future of Food Farming and the Family Meal 3 volumes
Release on 2017-02-16 | by Andrew F. Smith
For thousands of years, the human quest for food and water has been shaped by—and has in turn transformed—America's environment. The continent's flora, fauna, soil, water, air, and climate have greatly changed since people first arrived ...
This three-volume work examines all facets of the modern U.S. food system, including the nation's most important food and agriculture laws, the political forces that shape modern food policy, and the food production trends that are directly impacting the lives of every American family. • Examines a breadth of contemporary food controversies and offers diverse viewpoints on them, placing these perspectives fairly into a broader historical context • Presents a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of food that highlights related issues in transportation, business, diet and nutrition, public health, the environment, and public policy • Includes primary documents that illuminate important laws, policies, and perspectives on the environmental, public health, and economic impact of food • Provides readers with the latest information about food controversies as well as extensive resources for further study on major food controversies
The Quest for Sustainable International Fisheries
Release on 2009-01-01 | by Evelyne Meltzer
The sustainable development issues associated with small-scale and artisanal fishing are particularly relevant in developing coastal States where access to the sea to fish for food, which is primarily consumed locally, is critical to ...
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Sister Kenny was first published in 1976. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Sister Elizabeth Kenny, the Australian-born nurse, is remembered by thousands of grateful parents and grandparents of young polio
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-04-12 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
A history of the 1950s polio epidemic that caused panic in the United States examines the competition between Salk and Sabin to find the first vaccine and its implications for such issues as government testing of new drugs and manufacturers' liability.