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Within Our Grasp

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Within Our Grasp by Sharman Apt Russell
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Apr 06, 2021 | ISBN 9781524747244

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“Russell’s passion for citizen science and her jargon-free presentation of information relating to malnutrition will open worlds for most readers, from high school students to sociologists.”–Library Journal

“A comprehensive survey of recent trends in the fight to end childhood hunger and malnourishment . . . Expansively reported and gracefully written, this cautiously optimistic account brings an important yet underreported issue to the fore.”–Publishers Weekly

“A heartening survey of what good people are doing to help end childhood hunger . . . Mixing history, nutrition science, interviews with experts, and accounts of her visits to aid organizations and projects (with a focus on Malawi), the author delivers an engrossing, modestly optimistic narrative about a sadly evergreen issue.”–Kirkus 

Table Of Contents

Prologue This blue marble spinning in darkness 3
 
1. Humans have been hungry for a long time 9
2. A few a capella angels 27
3. Do no harm 37
4. Our beautiful nutritional revolution 46
5. A modest little factory 59
6. People are ready for a reformed capitalism 70
7. We stare into the periodic table 83
8. A holistic approach 90
9. Tikondane 109
10. The struggle of this existence 120
11. We now define a third of us as malnourished 135
12. Vitamin A helps them see better 142
13. Point, counterpoint 158
14. She has a life all her own 168
15. Chiponde is for the child 176
16. The next-generation RUTF 187
17. Let’s keep talking money 196
18. Elephants 212
19. Success stories 221
20. A time in which men, spirits, and animals lived in harmony 237
21. Who we are 249
 
Acknowledgments 259
Notes 261
Selected Bibliography 297
Index 307

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