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The Oxford handbook of food history / edited by Jeffrey M. Pilcher Machine generated contents note: pt. I FOOD HISTORIES -- 1.Food and the Annales School / Sydney Watts -- 2.Political Histories of Food / Enrique C. Ochoa -- 3.Cultural Histories of Food / Jeffrey M. Pilcher -- 4.Labor Histories of Food / Tracey Deutsch -- 5.Public Histories of Food / Rayna Green -- pt. II FOOD STUDIES -- 6.Gendering Food / Carole Counihan -- 7.Anthropology of Food / Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney -- 8.Sociology of Food / Krishnendu Ray -- 9.Geography of Food / Bertie Mandelblatt -- 10.Critical Nutrition Studies / Charlotte Biltekoff -- 11.Teaching with Food / Jeffrey Miller -- pt.

The joy of cloudspotting: 10 incredible visions in clouds A “cloud on the horizon” means that something bad is about to happen. Meanwhile, someone with their “head in the clouds” is thoroughly out to lunch. As Gavin Pretor-Pinney points out in today’s talk, clouds get a bad rep when it comes to language. Social causes of health and disease [electronic resource] / William C. Cockerham In this stimulating book, William C. Cockerham, a leading medical sociologist, assesses the evidence that social factors (such as stress, poverty, unhealthy lifestyles, and unpleasant living and work conditions) have direct causal effects on health and many diseases. Noting a new emphasis upon social structure in both theory and multi-level research techniques, the author argues that a paradigm shift has been emerging in 21st-century medical sociology, which looks beyond individual explanations for health and disease. The field has headed toward a fundamentally different orientation, and Cockerham's work has been at the forefront of these changes.

21+ Animals That Want To Be Photographers We often see photographs of wildlife or of photographers taking pictures of wildlife. But what about wildlife photographers? That is, animals taking pictures? It's unusual for animals to use tools, although these critters certainly seem to want to. We all know that chimps and other primates sometimes use tools, but did you know that octopuses also use them?

21 Roads You Have to Drive in Your Lifetime There’s nothing like a road trip to really experience a country. From coastal highways and dizzying mountain passes, to scenic routes through national parks and bridges over great spans of water; roads are the circulatory system that connects a country. After an extensive search online, the Sifter has compiled a list of some of the most beautiful, challenging and unforgettable roads in the world. While hardly exhaustive, this list should provide great inspiration and bucket list fodder for those planning an upcoming trip. Please feel free to share any additional roads in the comments and perhaps a pt II will be compiled :) Environmental Health News: Front Page Eating bugs could save the planet. But can we stomach it? Swapping cows for crickets would be a boon for the planet. But can environmentalists convince consumers to embrace insects as food?

18 Remarkable Photos of Nature Reclaiming Civilization Source: danjur Humanity is often proud of its great feats of engineering, we are dazzled by the structures we can create, by our mastery over our surroundings, and all of this is for good reason. The science and mathematics behind the structures of civilization are amazing, but nature shows no particular respect for all the hard work. One way or another, things that are left to decay will be taken back by the unstoppable forces of nature. Environmental Research Foundation The Bridge at the Edge of the World [Rachel's Introduction: This is the introduction to an extraordinary new book (The Bridge at the Edge of the World) by Gus Speth, who is currently Dean of the School of Forestry at Yale University. I don't recommend very many books, but I feel sure that nearly every Rachel's reader will find Gus Speth's new book illuminating and worthwhile reading. -- P.M.]

Aurora australis as seen from the Australian and New Zealand mainlands Updated The swirls, twists, and curtains of light of the aurora australis were visible from the Australian and New Zealand mainland overnight. The natural light display caused a flurry of excitement, captured on social media. As explained by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the phenomenon is caused when electrically charged electrons and protons accelerate down the Earth's magnetic field lines and collide with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere — usually about 100 kilometres above the Earth. "These collisions cause the neutral atoms to fluoresce, emitting light at many different wavelengths.

Health of People, Places and Planet - ANU Press - ANU This book has three main goals. The first is to celebrate the work of a great public health figure, the late A.J. (Tony) McMichael (1942–2014). The second is to position contemporary public health issues in an interdisciplinary context and in ways that highlight the interdependency between the environment, human institutions and behaviours; a broad approach championed by Tony.