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State of the World 2001
     

State of the World 2001

by Lester R. Brown, Linda Starke (Editor), Janet N. Abramovitz (Joint Author)
 
The newest volume in the annual series that has become the bible of the global environmental movement--and indispensable for anyone concerned with the future of our world. State of the World 2000 provides national leaders and concerned citizens with a comprehensive framework for the global debate about our future in the new century. This annual survey by the

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The newest volume in the annual series that has become the bible of the global environmental movement--and indispensable for anyone concerned with the future of our world. State of the World 2000 provides national leaders and concerned citizens with a comprehensive framework for the global debate about our future in the new century. This annual survey by the award-winning Worldwatch Institute has become an invaluable analysis of negative environmental trends and a guide to emerging solutions.
The book shows how our current fossil-fueled, auto-centered, throwaway economy is steadily destroying the very ecosystems that form the foundations of our lives. The great challenge we face in the next century is making the transition to a sustainable economy that reuses and recycles materials, is powered by renewable energy sources, and has a stable population. The authors argue that meeting this challenge will offer some of the greatest investment opportunities in history. Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World 2000 presents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.

Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
The Worldwatch Institute's research team examines worldwide social and environmental changes annually, using an interdisciplinary approach to explain topics like climate change, genetically engineered food, and information technologies in order to help people "transition to an environmentally sustainable economy." In this edition they look at some challenges of the new century, including rapid environmental change caused by more intensive farming in Honduras, mounting water deficits, the problems of nourishing the underfed and the overfed, phasing out persistent organic pollutants, dealing with the excessive growth in paper consumption, using micropower, creating jobs that help save the environment, and more. Students researching environmental issues will find this a scholarly but clearly written source of information on current concerns. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Norton, 278p, tables, notes, 24cm, $14.95. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: ; September 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393320824
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
State of the World Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.95(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.78(d)

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The Worldwatch Institute is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit research and publishing organization dedicated to fostering the evolution of an environmentally sustainable society.

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