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Eating, Drinking: Surviving

The International Year of Global Understanding - IYGU

  • Emphasises everyday practices and how they relate to the global challenge of food security

  • Written by leading international experts as part of the International Year of Global Understanding

  • Made accessible to a wide readership

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Global Understanding (BRIEFSGU)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Understanding the Complexities of Eating, Drinking, and Surviving

    • Peter Jackson, Walter E. L. Spiess, Farhana Sultana
    Pages 1-12Open Access
  3. Drinking Water

    • Trevor Birkenholtz
    Pages 23-30Open Access
  4. The Politics and Consequences of Virtual Water Export

    • Jeroen Vos, Rutgerd Boelens
    Pages 31-41Open Access
  5. Surviving as an Unequal Community: WASH for Those on the Margins

    • Kathleen O’Reilly
    Pages 51-56Open Access
  6. Challenges to Food Security in a Changing World

    • Walter E. L. Spiess
    Pages 57-73Open Access
  7. Food Security and Food Waste

    • Jonathan Cloke
    Pages 99-105Open Access

About this book

This publication addresses the global challenges of food and water security in a rapidly changing and complex world. The essays highlight the links between bio-physical and socio-cultural processes, making connections between local and global scales, and focusing on the everyday practices of eating and drinking, essential for human survival. Written by international experts, each contribution is research-based but accessible to the general public.


Reviews

“Its main goal is to address some crucial issues of food and water security and the influence of global food systems on the livelihoods of people from all over the world. … One of the major strengths of the book is its interdisciplinary character and practical approach that makes it useful for both scientists and policymakers. … I find the volume highly enlightening for building on previous research on food and water security … .” (Ada Górna, Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, Vol. 66 (1), 2017)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Geography, University of Sheffield Department of Geography, Sheffield, United Kingdom

    Peter Jackson

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology , Karlsruhe, Germany

    Walter E.L. Spiess

  • Department of Geography, Syracuse University Department of Geography, Syracuse, USA

    Farhana Sultana

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Softcover Book USD 24.99
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