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State of the World: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a Sustainable Society (State of the World)

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Publisher Comments:

In , the Worldwatch Institute's award-winning research team provides concerned citizens and national leaders with comprehensive analysis of the global environmental problems we face, together with detailed descriptions of practical, innovative solutions, like charting the most environmentally sound path to a hydrogen-fueled economy, or accelerating the rapidly growing conversion of farmers worldwide to organic farming and sustainable agriculture.

Book News Annotation:

Retaining the same format as earlier volumes in the series, this report presents eight separately authored chapters detailing the current state of a number of issues of global sustainable development. Topics covered are the danger of bird extinctions; population, women, and biodiversity; malaria eradication strategies; renewable energy possibilities; the dangers of mining and its possible elimination; wealth disparities in cities; and religious contributions to sustainability. New to this edition is a timeline of "developments and setbacks along the road to sustainable development" covering the year before the volume went to press. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In State of the World 2002, the Worldwatch Institute's award-winning research team describes how to meet the complex challenges of restoring a sustainable balance between the growing human population, rising levels of consumption, and the threats to the natural systems that support all life on the Earth.

Synopsis:

In this 2003 edition, the Worldwatch Institute's award-winning research team provides concerned citizens and national leaders with comprehensive analysis of global environmental problems, together with detailed descriptions of practical, innovative solutions.

Synopsis:

Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World presents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-230) and index.

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

State of the world : a year in review / Lisa Mastny — A history of our future / Chris Bright — Watching birds disappear / Howard Youth — Linking population, women, and biodiversity / Mia MacDonald with Danielle Nierenberg — Combating malaria / Ann Platt McGinn — Charting a new energy future / Janet Sawin — Scrapping mining dependence / Payal Sampat — Uniting divided cities / Molly O'Meara Sheehan — Engaging religion in the quest for a sustainable world / Gary Gardner.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393323863
Manufactured:
Worldwatch Institute
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Manufactured:
Worldwatch Institute
Author:
Worldwatch Institute
Author:
The Worldwatch Institute
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Economic Development
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Conservation of natural resources
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Business-Manufacturing and Product Development
Edition Description:
2003 Paperback
Series:
State of the World (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 13
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.36x7.02x.73 in. .96 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393323863 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In State of the World 2002, the Worldwatch Institute's award-winning research team describes how to meet the complex challenges of restoring a sustainable balance between the growing human population, rising levels of consumption, and the threats to the natural systems that support all life on the Earth.
"Synopsis" by , In this 2003 edition, the Worldwatch Institute's award-winning research team provides concerned citizens and national leaders with comprehensive analysis of global environmental problems, together with detailed descriptions of practical, innovative solutions.
"Synopsis" by , Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World presents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-230) and index.
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