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The Resource The vertical farm : feeding the world in the 21st century, Dickson Despommier

The vertical farm : feeding the world in the 21st century, Dickson Despommier

Label
The vertical farm : feeding the world in the 21st century
Title
The vertical farm
Title remainder
feeding the world in the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Dickson Despommier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the author, a Columbia professor, set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crises, he didn't just think big, he thought up. His stroke of genius, the vertical farm, has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. These multi-story intensely managed indoor farms, grown inside skyscrapers, are capable of producing traditional greenhouse crops, as well as pigs and fowl, year-round. They would provide solutions to many of the serious problems the world is facing
Summary
Outlines a blueprint for sustainable communities that focuses on local food sources, conservation, and practical transportation, explaining the potential for farms built within skyscrapers that are designed for capabilities ranging from year-round food production to minimal dependence on fossil fuels
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
368584
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Despommier, Dickson D
Dewey number
630
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alternative agriculture
  • Land use, Urban
  • Urban agriculture
  • Agriculture
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the world grows up
Label
The vertical farm : feeding the world in the 21st century, Dickson Despommier
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Remodeling nature -- Yesterday's agriculture -- Today's agriculture -- Tomorrow's agriculture -- The vertical farm: advantages -- The vertical farm: form and function -- The vertical farm: social benefits -- The vertical farm: alternate uses -- Food fast-forwarded
Control code
000046173523
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 305 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312611392
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
Label
The vertical farm : feeding the world in the 21st century, Dickson Despommier
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Remodeling nature -- Yesterday's agriculture -- Today's agriculture -- Tomorrow's agriculture -- The vertical farm: advantages -- The vertical farm: form and function -- The vertical farm: social benefits -- The vertical farm: alternate uses -- Food fast-forwarded
Control code
000046173523
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 305 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312611392
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps

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