In Grocery, bestselling author Michael Ruhlman offers incisive commentary on America's relationship with its food and investigates the overlooked source of so much of it--the grocery store.
In the early nineteenth century as the American population grew rapidly, demands on crop output increased. Seeing an opportunity to play upon fears from market demand, chemical companies declared war on the vile, profit-sucking, output-wreaking, arch-nemesis of the average American farmer: bugs.
Private property is everywhere. Almost anywhere you walk in the United States, you will spot "No Trespassing" and "Private Property" signs on trees and fence posts. In America, there are more than a billion acres of grassland pasture, cropland, and forest, and miles and miles of coastlines that are mostly closed off to the public.
"This is, for my money, the best single-source primer on the state of climate change." - New York Magazine"The right book at the right time: accessible, comprehensive, unflinching, humane." - The Daily Beast "A must-read." - The Guardian
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
As the icecaps melt and the sea levels rise around the globe--threatening human existence as we know it--climate change has become one of the most urgent and controversial issues of our time. For most people, however, trying to understand the science, politics, and arguments on either side can be dizzying, leading to frustrating and unproductive debates.
For more than four decades, the self-described "contrary farmer" and writer Gene Logsdon has commented on the state of American agriculture.
A Financial Times "Best Book of 2017: Economics"
800-CEO-Read "Best Business Book of 2017: Current Events & Public Affairs"
Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Awar Midwest Booksellers Choice Award Winne "Nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative.... Egan's book is bursting with life (and yes, death)." --Robert Moor, New York Times Book Review
An insider account of how researchers unraveled the mystery of the thawing Arctic
After years of working at the ends of the earth in human rights and development, Brent Preston and his wife were die-hard city dwellers. But when their second child arrived, the shine came off urban living.
Three-time James Beard Award-winner Barry Estabrook's completely revised third edition of his hard-hitting 2011 expos , Tomatoland, includes a new foreword by Eric Schlosser and four new chapters with startling updates.