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State of the World 2001
     

State of the World 2001

by The Worldwatch Institute
 

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An indispensable guide for anyone concerned with the future of life on our planet.
In State of the World 2001, the Worldwatch Institute’s award-winning research team tackles the great challenge of our rapidly globalizing world: how to use our political systems to manage the difficult and complex relationships between the global economy and the

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An indispensable guide for anyone concerned with the future of life on our planet.
In State of the World 2001, the Worldwatch Institute’s award-winning research team tackles the great challenge of our rapidly globalizing world: how to use our political systems to manage the difficult and complex relationships between the global economy and the Earth’s ecosystems. The book provides concerned citizens and national leaders with a comprehensive analysis of threatening environmental trends—from the growing pollution of groundwater to the increasing toll of "unnatural" disasters to the effects of the developing world’s staggering $2 trillion debt—and emerging solutions to turn those trends around.
Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World 2001 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:
9780393048667
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/17/2001
Series:
State of the World Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(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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