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The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat

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ISBN13: 9780803734159
ISBN10: 0803734158
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The inspiring story of the 2012 National League Cy Young Award Winner

Adapted for young readers from his New York Times bestselling memoir Wherever I Wind Up, this is the inspiring story of how knuckleballer R. A. Dickey became one of the game’s best pitchers. He had humble beginnings, and as a child kept a terrible secret. But at a local prep school, coaches saw talent in him and fostered his skills as a player. Dickey went on to pitch in the Olympics while at the University of Tennessee, but his Major League hopes took a downturn when an X-ray revealed a major problem with his throwing arm. It would seem his future in baseball was over before it even began.

 
But R.A. knew better. Through faith, hope, and determination, he achieved his dreams and made it into the major leagues. Now, he’s one of the most respected pitchers in the game, a Cy Young Award winner, and he's changed the way people view the knuckleball – and himself. An inspiring true story about beating the odds, R.A. is proof that with hard work and devotion, anyone can overcome whatever life throws at them.

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"This youth-friendly version of Pollan's bestseller, with updated facts, assorted visuals and a new introduction and afterword, is as enlightening as it is accessible. The adaptation uses the same 'four meal' format of the original book, as Pollan describes the impact of humans' heavy corn consumption, explores the organic food industry, takes part in the system of farming practiced at Polyface Farm and hunts mushrooms and wild pigs. Much of the appeal lies in Pollan's hands-on methods and sensitive articulations as he assists readers in navigating the complexities of the production and consumption of food. Conscientious readers will grasp the important lessons. Ages 10 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, "The Omnivore's Dilemma" encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices. Illustrations.

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestseller that?s changing America?s diet is now perfect for younger readers

?What ?s for dinner?? seemed like a simple question?until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers? adaptation of Pollan?s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices. In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore?s Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It?s time to take charge of our national eating habits?and it starts with you.

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestseller that’s changing America’s diet is now perfect for younger readers

“What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.

In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore’s Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It’s time to take charge of our national eating habits—and it starts with you.

About the Author

Michael Pollan is the author, most recently, of the #1 New York Times bestseller In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. He has written four other award-winning books, is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, and is the Knight Professor of Journalism at Berkeley. He lives in California's Bay Area with his wife and son.

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michaeljacksonjanetscream1995, November 21, 2013 (view all comments by michaeljacksonjanetscream1995)
This book is basically about what is in the foods that people eat. Not too many people know this but corn is in almost everything we eat. It is even in solid object. This book will teach you and open your eyes like never before. You'll learn a lot about what goes on behind the supermarket as well as get a behind the scenes look at what goes on.

I really like this book a lot. I really enjoyed the author explaining how cattle are killed in the slaughterhouse. Cattle walk up a ramp and straddle a bar that positions their legs along a moving double rail. Cattle are also shot and sent to the bleed area. I also enjoyed learning of how supersizing came into play. Ray Kroc, who was McDonald's founder said, "If people want more fries, they can buy two bags." Finally Kroc approved supersizing.

I really enjoyed this book. I really did. I would recommend this book to others.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780803734159
Author:
Pollan, Michael
Publisher:
Dial Books
Author:
Chevat, Richie
Author:
Coffey, Wayne
Author:
Corbett, Sue
Author:
Dickey, R.A.
Adapted by:
Chevat, Richie
Adapted:
Chevat, Richie
Subject:
Food supply
Subject:
Food chains (Ecology)
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - General
Subject:
Science & Nature - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - Diet & Nutrition
Subject:
Science & Nature - Environmental Science & Eco Logy
Subject:
Health - General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Health-Diet and Nutrition
Subject:
Sports & Recreation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.97 in 0.92 lb
Age Level:
10-10

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Product details 352 pages Dial Books - English 9780803734159 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This youth-friendly version of Pollan's bestseller, with updated facts, assorted visuals and a new introduction and afterword, is as enlightening as it is accessible. The adaptation uses the same 'four meal' format of the original book, as Pollan describes the impact of humans' heavy corn consumption, explores the organic food industry, takes part in the system of farming practiced at Polyface Farm and hunts mushrooms and wild pigs. Much of the appeal lies in Pollan's hands-on methods and sensitive articulations as he assists readers in navigating the complexities of the production and consumption of food. Conscientious readers will grasp the important lessons. Ages 10 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, "The Omnivore's Dilemma" encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices. Illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
The New York Times bestseller that?s changing America?s diet is now perfect for younger readers

?What ?s for dinner?? seemed like a simple question?until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers? adaptation of Pollan?s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices. In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore?s Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It?s time to take charge of our national eating habits?and it starts with you.

"Synopsis" by ,

The New York Times bestseller that’s changing America’s diet is now perfect for younger readers

“What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.

In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore’s Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It’s time to take charge of our national eating habits—and it starts with you.

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