• EXTRACTED

    As we dig, drill, and excavate to unearth the planet's mineral bounty, the resources we exploit from ores, veins, seams, and wells are gradually becoming exhausted. Mineral treasures that took millions, or even billions, of years to form are now being squandered in just centuries … or sometimes just decades.

    Will there come a time when we actually run out of minerals? Debates already soar over how we are going to obtain energy without oil, coal, and gas. But what about the other mineral losses we face? Without metals, and semiconductors, how are we going to keep our industrial system running? Without mineral fertilizers and fuels, how are we going to produce the food we need?

    Ugo Bardi delivers a sweeping history of the mining industry, starting with its humble beginning when our early ancestors started digging underground to find the stones they needed for their tools. He traces the links between mineral riches and empires, wars, and civilizations, and shows how mining in its various forms came to be one of the largest global industries. He also illustrates how the gigantic mining machine is now starting to show signs of difficulties.

    The easy mineral resources, the least expensive to extract and process, have been mostly exploited and depleted. There are plenty of minerals left to extract, but at higher costs and with increasing difficulties. The effects of depletion take different forms and one may be the economic crisis that is gripping the world system. And depletion is not the only problem. Mining has a dark side (pollution) that takes many forms and delivers many consequences, including climate change.

    The world we have been accustomed to, so far, was based on cheap mineral resources and on the ability of the ecosystem to absorb pollution without generating damage to human beings. Both conditions are rapidly disappearing. Having thoroughly plundered planet Earth, we are entering a new world.

    Bardi draws upon the world's leading minerals experts to offer a compelling glimpse into that new world ahead.

    Item: 7255
  • FARM...FOOD...FUN

    The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms is a small-scale diversified working and teaching farm. They are a registered nursery, licensed seed dealer, grain dealer, and dairy goat farm. This book includes recipes and information regarding their workshops, from simple-cheese making, tapping maple trees using sumac spiles, making flower essence jellies, growing hops and bloody butcher corn, and much more.

    Item: 7909
  • FOOD

    With Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking, Mary McCartney brings us easy, family-friendly meat-free dishes that will appeal to everyone-including carnivores. his is good, wholesome fare, cooked well and with ease, meant for family and friends to share. And McCartney's unique bold and beautifully illuminated images are as irresistible as her food.

    Item: 6819
  • FOOD FIGHT: THE CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO THE NEXT FOOD & FARM BILL

    CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $19.95 AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

    If you are interested in reforming America’s food system, we highly recommend this new guide. Informed input from concerned citizens is the only thing that will counter the powerful vested interests and bring us a fresh food/farm policy that serves public health, job creation, land stewardship and even national security.

    Every five years, the U.S. Congress passes complex legislation called the Farm Bill. Primarily accountable for setting the budgets and work plans for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Farm Bill is the essential economic and policy engine that drives our food and farming system and provides nutritional assistance to tens of millions of Americans—many of them children. In recent years, more and more citizens are realizing just how much is at stake in this political chess game.

    Originally published in 2007, Food Fight is Daniel Imhoff's highly acclaimed primer on the complex issues contained within the Farm Bill. Now in an updated and expanded edition, Imhoff looks at this important issue. Food Fight offers a critical resource that can help concerned citizens deconstruct this challenging bill, organize in their communities and press their elected representatives to serve the public good, rather than vested interests.

    The Guide explains:

    • The Farm Bill’s connection to the national obesity epidemic…
    • The problems with subsidizing the expansion of corn-based ethanol…
    • The myths of “cheap food”…
    • Who wins and who loses from heavily subsidized industrial ag systems.

    If you eat, pay taxes, and care about the health of our citizenry, the fate of family farmers or our country’s food security, this book is for you.

    Includes a foreword by Michael Pollan.

    Item: 2950
  • FOOD FROM THE RADICAL CENTER

    In Food from the Radical Center, Gary Nabhan tells the stories of diverse communities who are getting their hands dirty and bringing back North America's unique fare: bison, sturgeon, camas lilies, ancient grains, turkeys, and more. These efforts have united people in game-changing collaborations: folks from the left and right, from rural and urban communities, with faith-based and science-based backgrounds. Their successes are extraordinary by any measure, whether economic, ecological, or social. The restoration of land and rare species has provided, dollar for dollar, one of the best returns on investment of any conservation initiative.

    Item: 9942
  • FRESH FISH

    Simple step-by-step instructions for all of the essential cooking methods, including baking, pan-frying, braising, broiling, steaming, poaching, roasting, marinating, and grilling — along with 175 mouthwatering recipes that bring out the best in everything from fish fillets and whole fish to shrimp, mussels, lobster, clams, calamari, and more.

    Item: 7962
  • FRESH FROM THE GARDEN COOKBOOK

    Ann Lovejoy exuberantly consolidates her gardening and cooking expertise into a year-round feast of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, complete with color photographs. Her simple, uncluttered recipes emphasize bright flavors and a creativity centered on an abundance of fresh produce, from the familiar to the more exotic.

    Item: 4684
  • FROM THE WOOD-FIRED OVEN

    From recipes on how to get maximum use out of a single oven firing to the first live-fire roasting or drying wood for the next fire, this book encompasses a wide range of useful topics for home and artisan bakers. Leading baker and instructor Richard Miscovich offers a new take on traditional techniques for professional bakers, but presents his ideas simply enough to inspire nonprofessional baking enthusiasts as well.

    Item: 6839
  • GROCERY STORY: THE PROMISE OF FOOD CO-OPS IN THE AGE OF GROCERY GIANTS

    Hungry for change? Put the power of food co-ops on your plate and grow your local food economy.

    Food has become ground zero in our efforts to increase awareness of how our choices affect the world. Yet while we have begun to transform our communities and dinner plates, the most authoritative strand of the food web has received surprisingly little attention: the grocery store, the epicenter of our food-gathering ritual.

    Through penetrating analysis and inspiring stories and examples of American and Canadian food co-ops, Grocery Story makes a compelling case for the transformation of the grocery store aisles as the emerging frontier in the local and good food movements.

    Author Jon Steinman:

    • Deconstructs the food retail sector and the shadows cast by corporate giants
    • Makes the case for food co-ops as an alternative
    • Shows how co-ops spur the creation of local food-based economies and enhance low-income food access

    Grocery Story is for everyone who eats. Whether you strive to eat more local and sustainable food, or are in support of community economic development, this book will leave you hungry to join the food co-op movement in your own community.

    Item: 9584
  • GROUNDBREAKING FOOD GARDENS

    Vegetable gardens can be designed for flavor AND fun! Niki Jabbour, author of the best-selling The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, has collected 73 plans for novel and inspiring food gardens from her favorite superstar gardeners, including Amy Stewart, Amanda Thomsen, Barbara Pleasant, Dave DeWitt and Jessi Bloom. You'll find a garden that provides salad greens 52 weeks a year, another that supplies your favorite cocktail ingredients, one that you plant on a balcony, one that encourages pollinators, one that grows 24 kinds of chile peppers, and dozens more. Each plan is fully illustrated and includes a profile of the contributor, the story behind the design, and a plant list.

    Item: 7191
  • GROWING & MARKETING GINSENG GOLDENSEAL & WOODLAND MEDICINALS

    In this fully revised and updated edition, authors Jeanine Davis and W. Scott Persons show how more than a dozen sought-after native species can generate a greater profit on a rugged, otherwise idle, woodlot than just about any other legal crop on an equal area of cleared land. With little capital investment but plenty of sweat equity, patience and common sense, small landowners can preserve and enhance their treed space while simultaneously earning supplemental income.

    Item: 7050
  • HOLLYHOCK: GARDEN TO TABLE

    Now, the Hollyhock cooks are back with a new collection, boasting more than 200 new garden-inspired recipes. Hollyhock: Garden to Table invites you to join in a celebration of the beauty of fresh, local food. The versatility of whole grains, healthy oils and natural sweeteners is showcased in mouthwatering creations

    Item: 6698
  • LEON: FAMILY & FRIENDS

    Leon Family & Friends is the third cookbook to be published in the United States from the healthy British fast food restaurant chain Leon, and it contains hundreds of recipes for flavorful, nutritious food that won't take hours to prepare.

    Item: 6776
  • MADE FROM SCRATCH

    In a hectic world of mass-produced food, clothing, and entertainment, it’s easy to miss out on the simple pleasures of doing things for yourself. Meet Jenna Woginrich, a 26-year-old web designer who decided to take control of her life — what she ate, what she wore, and how she spent her free time. Learn a few basic country skills, she reasoned, and she would be able to produce at least some of the food and other resources she used every day. Made from Scratch tells the story of Woginrich's hilarious, heartbreaking, soul-satisfying journey, inspiring and entertaining readers who dream about a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Discover the joys of homesteading with Woginrich as she experiences the satisfaction of making bread, keeping chickens, keeping bees, sew clothing, grow vegetables and more!

    Item: 4636
  • MIRACLE BREW

    The Guardian’s "Best Books on Drink” Pick

    Most people know that wine is created by fermenting pressed grape juice and cider by pressing apples. But although it’s the most popular alcoholic drink on the planet, few people know what beer is made of. In lively and witty fashion, Miracle Brew dives into traditional beer’s four natural ingredients: malted barley, hops, yeast, and water, each of which has an incredible story to tell.

    From the Lambic breweries of Belgium, where beer is fermented with wild yeasts drawn down from the air around the brewery, to the aquifers below Burton-on-Trent, where the brewing water is rumored to contain life-giving qualities, Miracle Brew tells the full story behind the amazing role each of these fantastic four?a grass, a weed, a fungus, and water?has to play. Celebrated U.K. beer writer Pete Brown travels from the surreal madness of drink-sodden hop-blessings in the Czech Republic to Bamberg in the heart of Bavaria, where malt smoked over an open flame creates beer that tastes like liquid bacon. He explores the origins of fermentation, the lost age of hallucinogenic gruit beers, and the evolution of modern hop varieties that now challenge wine grapes in the extent to which they are discussed and revered.

    Along the way, readers will meet and drink with a cast of characters who reveal the magic of beer and celebrate the joy of drinking it. And almost without noticing we’ll learn the naked truth about the world’s greatest beverage.

    Item: 8635
  • MOBOO & STAINLESS STEEL APPLE CORER (CHERRY)

    Equipped with this durable Natural Home Apple Corer you will save time cutting away the core of your apple. Made from Moboo® (molded bamboo) and stainless steel, this cherry-colored apple corer is the perfect addition to your kitchen.

    Natural Home is proud to introduce its line of Moboo® kitchenware-offering durable, nontoxic alternatives to utensils made with chemical-based plastics. We've spent years working with our manufacturing partners on an innovative process that transforms bamboo sawdust left over from the manufacture of our bamboo product line into colorful kitchenware. Moboo® is a great natural product that, unlike plastic, is light on the planet and healthy for you and your family.

    This apple corer is made of Moboo®, which is produced with bamboo sawdust, rice starch and an all-natural, plant-based binder.

    A great natural alternative to plastic, Moboo® won't leach chemicals.

    Moboo® is made from fully mature bamboo raised in well-managed forests.

    Stainless steel is unique in its recyclability. On average, conventional stainless steel is composed of 30 percent recycled content. In products from Natural Home, that amount is 93 percent. The grade of the stainless steel used is 18.8.

    Item: 6109
  • MOBOO & STAINLESS STEEL PARING KNIFE (CHERRY)

    This sleek, sturdy, yet elegant paring knife will quickly become essential for preparing food to create savory, healthy meals in your sustainable kitchen.

    Natural Home is proud to introduce its line of Moboo® kitchenware-offering durable, nontoxic alternatives to utensils made with chemical-based plastics. We've spent years working with our manufacturing partners on an innovative process that transforms bamboo sawdust left over from the manufacture of our bamboo product line into colorful kitchenware. Moboo® is a great natural product that, unlike plastic, is light on the planet and healthy for you and your family.

    The knife is made of Moboo®, which is produced with bamboo sawdust, rice starch and an all-natural, plant-based binder.

    A great natural alternative to plastic, Moboo® won't leach chemicals.

    Moboo® is made from fully mature bamboo raised in well-managed forests.

    Stainless steel is unique in its ability to be recycled. On average, conventional stainless steel is composed of 30 percent recycled content. In Natural Home Products, that amount is 93 percent.

    Item: 6107
  • MOBOO & STAINLESS STEEL PEELER (PISTACHIO)

    Made of sleek stainless steel with a chic Moboo® (molded bamboo) pistachio handle, this durable, modern Natural Home peeler is a handsome addition to any kitchen.

    Natural Home is proud to introduce its line of Moboo® (molded bamboo) kitchenware - offering durable, nontoxic alternatives to utensils made with chemical-based plastics. We've spent several years working with our manufacturing partners on an innovative process that transforms bamboo sawdust left over from the manufacture of our bamboo product line into colorful kitchenware. Moboo® (molded bamboo) is light on the planet and healthy for you and your family, making it a great natural alternative to plastic.

    Stainless steel does not leach chemicals. The stainless steel used is 93 percent recycled. The grade of the stainless steel used is 18.8.

    A great natural alternative to plastic, Moboo® won't leach chemicals Moboo® is made from fully mature bamboo raised in well-managed forests.

    Item: 6104
  • MOBOO MEDIUM ANGLED SPATULA (CHERRY)

    Perfect for mixing cake batter, bread dough, salads and more, this Natural Home Moboo® Cherry Medium Angled Spatula is durable and is a perfect, colorful addition to any kitchen.

    Natural Home is proud to introduce its line of Moboo® kitchenware-offering durable, nontoxic alternatives to utensils made with chemical-based plastics. We've spent years working with our manufacturing partners on an innovative process that transforms bamboo sawdust left over from the manufacture of our bamboo product line into colorful kitchenware. Moboo® is a great natural product that, unlike plastic, is light on the planet and healthy for you and your family.

    This spatula is made of Moboo®, which is produced with bamboo sawdust, rice starch and an all-natural, plant-based binder.

    A great natural alternative to plastic, Moboo® won't leach chemicals.

    Moboo® is made from fully mature bamboo raised in well-managed forests.

    Item: 6111
  • MOBOO OVAL GRATER (CHARCOAL)

    Ideal for topping your favorite pasta dishes or Caesar salad with Parmesan or any grated cheese, this sustainably manufactured, durable Fine Cheese Grater is the perfect addition to any cook's arsenal. With two different sized graters you can enjoy thin or thick grated fresh cheese.

    Natural Home is proud to introduce its line of Moboo® (molded bamboo) kitchenware - offering durable, nontoxic alternatives to utensils made with chemical-based plastics. We've spent several years working with our manufacturing partners on an innovative process that transforms bamboo sawdust left over from the manufacture of our bamboo product line into colorful kitchenware. Moboo® (molded bamboo) is light on the planet and healthy for you and your family, making it a great natural alternative to plastic.

    A great natural alternative to plastic, Moboo® won't leach chemicals Moboo® is made from fully mature bamboo raised in well-managed forests.

    Item: 6103

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