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"The vertical farm is a world-changing innovation whose time has come. Dickson Despommiers visionary book provides a blueprint for securing the worlds food supply and at the same time solving one of the gravest environmental crises facing us today."--StingImagine a world where every town has their own local food source, grown in the safest way possible, where no drop of water or particle of light is wasted, and where a simple elevator ride can transport you to natures grocery store - imagine the world of the vertical farm.When Columbia professor Dickson Despommier set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crises, he didn't just think big - he thought up. Despommier's stroke of genius, the vertical farm, has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Despommier explains how the vertical farm will have an incredible impact on changing the face of this planet for future generations. Despommier takes readers on an incredible journey inside the vertical farm, buildings filled with fruits and vegetables that will provide local food sources for entire cities. Vertical farms will allow us to:
  • Grow food 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Protect crops from unpredictable and harmful weather
  • Re-use water collected from the indoor environment
  • Provide jobs for residents
  • Eliminate use of pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides
  • Drastically reduce dependence on fossil fuels
  • Prevent crop loss due to shipping or storage
  • Stop agricultural runoff
Vertical farms can be built in abandoned buildings and on deserted lots, transforming our cities into urban landscapes which will provide fresh food grown and harvested just around the corner. Possibly the most important aspect of vertical farms is that they can built by nations with little or no arable land, transforming nations which are currently unable to farm into top food producers. In the tradition of the bestselling The World Without Us, The Vertical Farm is a completely original landmark work destined to become an instant classic

Review:

"'We invented agriculture at least six different times across the entire globe,' Columbia professor Despommier writes in a volume designed to build the case for vertical farms. Despommier's argument is not new, but he is compelling and concise as he weaves together global warming, the population explosion, and other factors encouraging us to explore new ways of feeding ourselves. He is particularly adept in helping readers understand how a well-designed and maintained vertical farm would be a self-contained ecosystem, and how that would lend itself to a more environmentally and economically stable world. However, Despommier is naively optimistic on the ability of large agrochemical companies to 'do the right thing and get on board the global green movement' even without economic incentive. Less forgivable is his failure to explain how a vertical farm will actually work. The author says nothing on what plants to plant, or how they are grown, harvested, and distributed. Neither does he mention where these farms should be built, nor who will work them. These specifics are necessary to move his big idea from the concept to reality. Photos. "
Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

When Columbia professor Despommier set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crisis, he didn't just think big, he thought "up" and developed the vertical farm--a fully functioning farm grown inside a skyscraper. Four 8-page full-color inserts.

Synopsis:

"The vertical farm is a world-changing innovation whose time has come. Dickson Despommiers visionary book provides a blueprint for securing the worlds food supply and at the same time solving one of the gravest environmental crises facing us today."--StingImagine a world where every town has their own local food source, grown in the safest way possible, where no drop of water or particle of light is wasted, and where a simple elevator ride can transport you to natures grocery store - imagine the world of the vertical farm.When Columbia professor Dickson Despommier set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crises, he didn't just think big - he thought up. Despommier's stroke of genius, the vertical farm, has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Despommier explains how the vertical farm will have an incredible impact on changing the face of this planet for future generations. Despommier takes readers on an incredible journey inside the vertical farm, buildings filled with fruits and vegetables that will provide local food sources for entire cities. Vertical farms will allow us to:
  • Grow food 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Protect crops from unpredictable and harmful weather
  • Re-use water collected from the indoor environment
  • Provide jobs for residents
  • Eliminate use of pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides
  • Drastically reduce dependence on fossil fuels
  • Prevent crop loss due to shipping or storage
  • Stop agricultural runoff
Vertical farms can be built in abandoned buildings and on deserted lots, transforming our cities into urban landscapes which will provide fresh food grown and harvested just around the corner. Possibly the most important aspect of vertical farms is that they can built by nations with little or no arable land, transforming nations which are currently unable to farm into top food producers. In the tradition of the bestselling The World Without Us, The Vertical Farm is a completely original landmark work destined to become an instant classic

Synopsis:

A Library Journal Best Book of 2010

In this groundbreaking exploration of urban agriculture and sustainability, Columbia professor Dickson Despommier explains how vertical farms, in which crops grow inside tall buildings, will have an incredible impact on changing the face of this planet for future generations. A passionate, clear, and, convincing work from one of our worlds leading ecologists, The Vertical Farm is “a visionary book [that] provides a blueprint for securing the worlds food supply and at the same time solving one of the gravest environmental crises facing us today” (Sting).

About the Author

DR. DICKSON DESPOMMIER spent thirty eight years as a professor of microbiology and public health in environmental health sciences at Columbia, where he has won the Best Teacher award six times, and received the national 2003 American Medical Student Association Golden Apple Award for teaching. His work on vertical farms has been featured on such top national media as BBC, French National television, CNN, The Colbert Report, and The Tonight Show, as well as in full-length articles in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Scientific American, and The Washington Post. He recently spoke at the TED Conference, Pop!Tech and the World Science Festival and has been invited by the governments of China, India, Mexico, Jordan, Brazil, Canada, and Korea to work on environmental problems. He has been invited to speak at numerous national and international professional annual meetings as a keynote speaker, and at universities, including Harvard and MIT. He is one of the visionaries featured at the Chicago Museum of Science and Technology. Despommier lives in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312611392
Author:
Despommier, Dickson
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Author:
Carter, Majora
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Agriculture - Sustainable Agriculture
Subject:
Agriculture-Sustainable Living
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
plus four 8-page color photograph insert
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Product details 336 pages Thomas Dunne Books - English 9780312611392 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'We invented agriculture at least six different times across the entire globe,' Columbia professor Despommier writes in a volume designed to build the case for vertical farms. Despommier's argument is not new, but he is compelling and concise as he weaves together global warming, the population explosion, and other factors encouraging us to explore new ways of feeding ourselves. He is particularly adept in helping readers understand how a well-designed and maintained vertical farm would be a self-contained ecosystem, and how that would lend itself to a more environmentally and economically stable world. However, Despommier is naively optimistic on the ability of large agrochemical companies to 'do the right thing and get on board the global green movement' even without economic incentive. Less forgivable is his failure to explain how a vertical farm will actually work. The author says nothing on what plants to plant, or how they are grown, harvested, and distributed. Neither does he mention where these farms should be built, nor who will work them. These specifics are necessary to move his big idea from the concept to reality. Photos. "
Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , When Columbia professor Despommier set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crisis, he didn't just think big, he thought "up" and developed the vertical farm--a fully functioning farm grown inside a skyscraper. Four 8-page full-color inserts.
"Synopsis" by ,
"The vertical farm is a world-changing innovation whose time has come. Dickson Despommiers visionary book provides a blueprint for securing the worlds food supply and at the same time solving one of the gravest environmental crises facing us today."--StingImagine a world where every town has their own local food source, grown in the safest way possible, where no drop of water or particle of light is wasted, and where a simple elevator ride can transport you to natures grocery store - imagine the world of the vertical farm.When Columbia professor Dickson Despommier set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crises, he didn't just think big - he thought up. Despommier's stroke of genius, the vertical farm, has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Despommier explains how the vertical farm will have an incredible impact on changing the face of this planet for future generations. Despommier takes readers on an incredible journey inside the vertical farm, buildings filled with fruits and vegetables that will provide local food sources for entire cities. Vertical farms will allow us to:
  • Grow food 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Protect crops from unpredictable and harmful weather
  • Re-use water collected from the indoor environment
  • Provide jobs for residents
  • Eliminate use of pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides
  • Drastically reduce dependence on fossil fuels
  • Prevent crop loss due to shipping or storage
  • Stop agricultural runoff
Vertical farms can be built in abandoned buildings and on deserted lots, transforming our cities into urban landscapes which will provide fresh food grown and harvested just around the corner. Possibly the most important aspect of vertical farms is that they can built by nations with little or no arable land, transforming nations which are currently unable to farm into top food producers. In the tradition of the bestselling The World Without Us, The Vertical Farm is a completely original landmark work destined to become an instant classic
"Synopsis" by ,

A Library Journal Best Book of 2010

In this groundbreaking exploration of urban agriculture and sustainability, Columbia professor Dickson Despommier explains how vertical farms, in which crops grow inside tall buildings, will have an incredible impact on changing the face of this planet for future generations. A passionate, clear, and, convincing work from one of our worlds leading ecologists, The Vertical Farm is “a visionary book [that] provides a blueprint for securing the worlds food supply and at the same time solving one of the gravest environmental crises facing us today” (Sting).

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