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Content: Energy and society -- Energy and power -- Solar energy in natural and managed ecosystems -- Ecological systems, natural resources, and food supplies -- Manipulating ecosystems for agriculture -- Hunter-gatherers and early agriculture -- Early livestock systems and animal power -- Livestock production and energy use -- Energy use in fish and aquacultural production / David Pimentel, Roland E. Shanks, and Jason C. Rylander -- Energy use in grain and legume production -- Energy use in fruit, vegetable, and forage production -- Energy inputs in crop production in developing and developed countries / David Pimentel ... [et al.] -- Environmental and economic costs of the application of pesticides primarily in the United States -- Water resources: agricultural and environmental issues / David Pimentel ... [et al.] -- Soil erosion: a food and environmental threat -- Conservation of biological diversity in agricultural, forestry, and marine systems / David Pimentel ... [et al.] -- Food processing, packaging, and preparation -- Transport of agricultural supplies and foods -- Renewable energy: current and potential issues / David Pimentel ... [et al.] -- Biomass: food versus fuel / David Pimentel ... [et al.] -- Ethanol production using corn, switchgrass, and wood; biodiesel production using soybean and sunflower / David Pimentel and Tad W. Patzek -- U.S. energy conservation and efficiency: benefits and costs / David Pimentel ... [et al.] -- Summing up: options and solutions
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