A world of food
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CTA. 2003. A world of food. Spore 105. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/47985
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Atlas is the Greek giant god who, for his arrogance, was sentenced to carry the planet Earth on his shoulders for eternity
Atlas is the Greek giant god who, for his arrogance, was sentenced to carry the planet Earth on his shoulders for eternity. And so the word atlas today still stands for how we look at our globe, as if it were from Atlas perspective. Perhaps that is also the reason why The atlas of food shows a lot of world maps with a lot of different types of information, but unfortunately with little geographical detail. At best at country level, information is provided from every possible angle of food and nutrition, including on numbers of fast food restaurants, on productivity, on membership of consumer organisations and on trade disputes. Nonetheless, the attractive layout and large number of informative bits of text accompanying the colour maps make this book good material for students reference and geography classes. The best details are saved for last in a set of world tables on agriculture and consumption. The atlas of food. Who eats what, where and why By E Millstone & T Lang, Earthscan, London, UK, 2003. 128 pp. ISBN 1853839655 GBP 11.99 17.20 For Earthscan s address see elsewhere in this section