Over the summer, several new additions have expanded Grove Music Online including 88 new articles, the first installment of from the forthcoming second edition of the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, and 190 articles from the Grove Dictionary of American Music. Visit What’s New to read more.
CultureGrams has released its Fall 2011 update of all editions. On top of statistical and general updates to every text, there are new photos, slideshows, and a few key mentions:
* WORLD TEXTS. Antarctica, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands have been added since last Fall. Turns out Antarctica has 40 different permanent research stations!
* MAPS. Check out the new GeoAtlas physical and political maps, conveniently located in a drop-down box on each country home page!
* EXPANSIONS. Explore some of the 50+expanded CultureGrams texts, where our unique culturally-focused content has been increased by 50 percent. Many, many more are in development.
* KIDS TEXTS. Find 10 new and 17 expanded Kids texts! Great for English Language Learners of all ages.
* INTERVIEWS. Of kids and adults–more than 217 from 96 countries.
Call number: HC79.F3 B88 2010
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948, recognizes the individual’s right “to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care.” More than 60 years later, despite the rapid advancement of science and technology and the proliferation of humanitarian efforts, inadequate nutrition remains a major health and social problem worldwide. Food insecurity–chronic malnutrition, persistent hunger, even starvation–still afflicts more than one in seven of the world’s people.
As Butterly and Shepherd show, hunger is not the result of inadequate resources and technologies; rather, its cause is a lack of political will to ensure that all people have access to the food to which they are entitled–food distributed safely, fairly, and equitably.
Using a cross-disciplinary approach rooted in both medicine and social science to address this crucial issue, the authors provide in-depth coverage of the biology of human nutrition; malnutrition and associated health-related factors; political theories of inadequate nutrition and famine; historical-political behaviors that have led to famine in the past; and the current political behaviors that cause hunger and malnutrition to remain a major health problem today. (From Google Books)