Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Is It Flat or Is It Fat?

The Poem:

The world is flat
The world is fat
Hot, flat, and crowded
What's wrong with fat?

The Books:

A Pulitzer-prize winning journalist writes about globalization and its effects on the world.

The World Is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies, and Products that Are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin; 362.196 P828w
To understand what has led to over a billion people to be overweight, author Barry Popkin researches how lifestyles today differ from those fifty years ago using four different families as his examples.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew America by Thomas Friedman; 363.7 F911h
The author of The World Is Flat tackles two subjects: the United States post 9/11 and the environment,  and he suggests ways that the environmental situation can be improved.

What’s Wrong with Fat? By Abigail C. Saguy; 616.398 S129w
A professor of sociology at UCLA asks the question, “How has fatness come to be understood as a public health crisis. . .?” Read this book to learn about some of the consequences and issues surrounding the focus on obesity.

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