Excerpts from comments on A Vegetarian Sourcebook
"I enjoyed reading Keith Akers’ book A Vegetarian Sourcebook. The
author has explained vegetarianism well and clearly demonstrated an
understanding of this complex subject."
—Professor David Pimentel, Cornell University, coauthor, Food,
Energy, and Society
--American Dietetic Association, "Eating Well—the Vegetarian
"Akers’ work is a milestone . . . well-written, concise and essential
for every serious student of the subject."
—Scott Smith, Vegetarian Times
"The best possible introduction to the subject."
—Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation
"How refreshing to find a new book on vegetarianism that doesn’t
recycle old arguments but adds to our knowledge in a well reasoned and
—Vic Sussman, author of The Vegetarian Alternative
"This book leaves one thinking that our carnivorism will be as
incomprehensible to our great-grandchildren as slavery is to us now."
—David Weinberger, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Well-researched . . . In the impressive ecological section, he
demonstrates the devastation that livestock agriculture historically has wreaked
upon land, water, and power resources."
—Judith Eannarino in Library Journal
"The author discusses basic subjects but quickly leaves the established
pathway. . . . An invaluable source of reference."
—Susan Williams, R. D. in Your Life and Health
"I like his even-handed discussion of the issues, one devoid of
self-righteous palaver but spiked with wit and pithy substance."
—Peter Wild, Not Man Apart
"In a compact, readable volume Akers presents a reasoned, forceful
argument for a vegetarian diet on nutritional, ecological and ethical
"His appetizing prose strikes a natural balance among economics, ethics,
and good health ... Believing that I already knew much about the vegetarian diet
before I read Mr. Akers’ work, I discovered that there was much more to learn
—Congressman Andy Jacobs (D-Indiana)