In addition to general readers, this guidebook will be useful to students and professionals in environment, biology, ecology, agriculture, nutrition, health sciences, economics, institutions, governance, community development, and sociology. It will be invaluable to a wide range of researchers and professionals who want a cutting-edge synthesis of climate change, diet, culture and ecology.

This book is designed for background reading in courses on climate, assessment, land use, conservation, pollution, sustainability, ethics and science policy. The book is also suitable for background reading in courses on trade policy, globalization, social justice, and interdisciplinary studies. A selection of relevant courses and course descriptions are listed below.


Agriculture and Development Courses:

• Agriculture and Food Policy
• Agriculture and Food Systems
• Agro-Ecosystems Management
• Animal Agriculture
• Community Economic and Social Development
• Culture Change: Accommodation, Resistance, and Transformation
• Development and Environment
• Economic Development
• Environment and Justice
• Ethical Theory and Sustainability
• Food, Hunger & Social Justice
• Food System Analysis
• Food Security, Sovereignty, and Globalization
• Geography of Intl Development
• Global Food Security and Sustainability
• The Global Economy
• Global Economy and Development
• Global Food System
• Global Issues
• Global and Local Environmental Struggles
• Global Governance 
• Global Environmental Politics
• Global Populations: Critical Environmental Perspectives
• Globalization and the World’s Economies
• International Development and Poverty
• International Economics and Development
• International Relations and Global Politics
• Justice and Sustainability
• Land, Food and Development in Africa and South Asia
• Latin American Development
• Poverty, Inequality and Development
• Race, Ethnicity, Indigeneity and Social Justice
• Social Development in First Nations' Communities
• Social Development in the Third World
• Social and Economic Justice
• Social Justice and Environment
• Social, Political, Cultural Factors in Determining Environmental Health
• Sociology of Development
• Sustainable Agriculture
• Sustainable Human Economy
• Sustainable Holistic Agriculture: Planning and Practices
• Sustainability Analysis and Ethics
• Sustainability Attitudes and Behaviour
• Sustainability and Indigenous Knowledge
• The Global South: Politics, Policy and Development
• The Globalization of Agriculture
• Third World / South-North Politics
• Trade
• World Trends in Agriculture

Health and Nutrition Courses:
• Dietary Change Intervention
• Ecological Perspectives of Food
• Environmental Health
• Foods - Animal Origin
• Global Health and Human Security
• Health Care and Policy
• Health and Development in the Third World
• Health Science
• Improving Public Health
• Nutrition Education in the Community
• Nutrition and Lifestyle
• Nutritional Anthropology
• Nutritional Assessment of Disease
• Nutrition in Public Policy
• Problems in Foods
• Problems in Nutrition
• Protein Nutrition and Metabolism
• Public Policy and Regulation
• The Social Determinants of Health

Environmental Courses:
• Biodiversity
• The Biosphere and Sustainability
• Climate and Society
• Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
• Diet, Food Choice, and the Environment
• Earth and its Resources
• Ecology of Human Populations
• Ecological Design
• Ecological Footprints and Demographic Change
• Energy and the Environment
• Energy, Environment, Physics
• Environment, Culture and Economy
• Environment and Society
• Environmental Ecology
• Environmental Ethics
• Environmental Impact Assessment
• Environmental Risk Management
• Environmental Measurement and Analysis
• Feeding the World and Cooling the Planet
• Foundations of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge
• Global Climate Change
• Land Use and Environmental Planning
• Metrics for Sustainability
• Nature and Society
• Nature, Politics, and Difference
• Oceans and Atmosphere
• Philosophy of Nature and Environment
• Social-Ecological Systems
• Sociology of the Environment
• Tropical Conservation and Sustainable Development
• Urbanization in Developing Countries
• Vulnerabilities and the Environment in Developing Countries
• Waste Management