We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
When Rice Shakes the World Audiobook

When Rice Shakes the World: The Importance of the First Grain to World Economic & Political Stability

Regular Price:$14.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

For millennia, rice has sealed the fate of dynasties and kingdoms in Asia, but has only remained a cultural curiosity to Western financial markets.

Today the food and agricultural markets of India and China are in motion. The history of agricultural change is littered with hunger, poverty, and failure. Will that curse pass itself on to this Asian generation? Or is there a brighter future ahead of us?

Now China is rapidly becoming the wealthiest country in the world. China's water shortages and its rice market are fault lines that finger their way beneath the surface of the world economy. These fault lines are sending out tremors that could shake the entire world in the next few years.

Rice is a little grain, but a big deal in Asia. The Great Wall of China is cemented together with sticky rice. It uses up to 70 percent of the water resources of China. Rice's 200,000,000 farms feed 3,000,000,000 people. Yet it is grown on an area the size of France.

Rice is the social cement of Asia and the rice farms of Asia may crack that ancient cement. This audiobook explains the ancient yet curiously modern story of rice that binds feudal farms to the new super cities across China.

At the center of this story is the rice farmer, whose backbreaking labor feeds millions. In the next 15 years, millions of farmers must transition from landless serfs into modern business people skilled in all the technologies and versed in market risk. The rice world lies on the dark side of this digital Earth. But that world is turning rapidly toward the light.

©2014 Milo Hamilton (P)2014 Milo Hamilton

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance


There are no reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.