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Description - Soil, Not Oil by Vandana Shiva

'One of the world's most prominent radical scientists.' The Guardian This book is classic of the environmental movement. In it, Vandana Shiva envisions a world beyond our current dependence on fossil fuels and globalization, and makes the compelling case that food crises, oil dependency and climate change are all inherently interlinked. Any attempt to solve one without addressing the others is therefore doomed to failure. Condemning industrial agriculture and biofuels as recipes for ecological and economic disaster, Shiva instead champions small independent farmers. What is needed most, in a time of hunger and changing climates, are sustainable, biologically diverse farms that are better able to resist disease, drought and flooding. Calling for a return to local economies and small-scale agriculture, Shiva argues that humanity's choice is a stark one: we can either continue to pursue a market-centred approach, which will ultimately make our planet unliveable, or we can instead strive for a people-centred, oil-free future, one which offers a decent living for all. This edition features a new introduction by the author, in which she outlines recent developments in ecology and environmentalism, and offers new prescriptions for the environmental movement.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781783607709
ISBN-10: 178360770X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 15-May-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader and thinker and director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology and Ecology. Her many books include Ecofeminism, Earth Democracy and Staying Alive. She is one of the leaders of the International Forum on Globalization, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (1993).

Books By Vandana Shiva

Soil Not Oil by Vandana Shiva
Paperback, July 2009
Making Peace with the Earth by Vandana Shiva
Paperback, December 2011
Seed Sovereignty, Food Security by Vandana Shiva
Paperback, February 2016
Monocultures of the Mind by Vandana Shiva
Hardback, August 2011