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Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Environment, Technology And Development: Critical And Subversive Essays edited by Rohan D’Souza, Orient Blackswan, Rs 495

Drawn from the rich archival holdings of the Economic and Political Weekly, the essays in this volume capture intense discussions in India on problems and questions over the environment, technology and development. They also discuss how ideas on these subjects were shaped in various political discourses in India, notably from the 1970s onwards.

Armies, Wars And Their Food by D Vijaya Rao, Cambridge University Press, Rs 995

This book traces the evolution of military rations and provides insight into the concept of nutrition for the military from the point of a food scientist. It discusses the role of science and technology in improving their ration.

A Forest History Of India by Richard P Tucker, Sage, Rs 650

The book highlights two main conflicts in professional forestry in India. First, the tension between the subsistence needs of the local population and commercial needs of the colonial state, and second, the clash between forest department that sought to preserve and protect forests and the revenue department that was driven by the need to expand industry and agriculture.

Putting Food by Ruth Hertzber, Janet Greene and Beatrice Vaughan, Penguin, Rs 500

For over 30 years, the book has been the go-to resource for preserving foods, from fruits and vegetables to meat and seafood. Now, the volume has been updated to reflect the latest information on equipment, ingredients, health and safety issues, and resources.

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