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The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Search for a Perfect Meal in a Fast-Food World

The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Search for a Perfect Meal in a Fast-Food World
 

We can eat almost anything nature has to offer, but deciding what we should eat stirs anxiety. This book reveals the startling truth behind the food we consume in the twenty-first century.

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ISBN 9781408812181
Barcode 9781408812181
Published 1 February 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Pollan, Michael
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ISBN-13 9781408812181
ISBN-10 1408812185
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 1 February 2011
International Publication Date 1 January 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Pollan, Michael
Category Cultural Studies
Cookery / Food & Drink Etc
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 321g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Food & Drink: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 641.3
Catalogue Code 153525

Description of this Book

What shall we have for dinner? Such a simple question has grown to have a very complicated answer. We can eat almost anything nature has to offer, but deciding what we should eat stirs anxiety. Should we choose the organic apple or the conventional? If organic, local or imported? Wild fish or farmed? Low-carb or low-cal? As the American culture of fast food and unlimited choice invades the world, Pollan follows his next meal from land to table, tracing the origin of everything consumed and the implications for ourselves and our planet. His astonishing findings will shock all who care about what they put on their plate.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Beautifully written and shocking investigation of what slips into the swelling American stomach ... entertaining and eloquent' Daily Telegraph 'This is one of the most thought-provoking books I've read in a while ... After you read this book there will be things you don't want to eat, ever again ... An honest, brilliant, troubling book. I recommend it to anyone' Evening Standard 'Convivial, creative and deeply disturbing, though he does offer hope ... it has certainly changed the way I think about food' Audrey Niffenegger, Guardian 'On our we-need-to-know-this reading list ... a patient investigation of his nation's calorie industries' Mail on Sunday
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Michael Pollan is the author of Second Nature, A Place of My Own, and The Botany of Desire, which was recognized as a best book of the year by the American Booksellers Association and Amazon. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, Pollan is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. www.michaelpollan.com

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