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State of the World 2004: Progress Towards a Sustainable Society

Series: State of the World Volume: 2004

By: Worldwatch Institute

246 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2004 | Edition: 21 | #143537 | ISBN: 1844070654
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About this book

Annual reference that looks at the trends that have put the global economy on a collision course with the earth's ecosystems. Chapters include; Introduction; Energy; Malaria; Squatter Settlements, Land Rights and Homelessness; Mining and the Environment; Decline of Bird Species; Population, Gender and Biodiversity; Religion, Spirituality and Environment.

'Essential reading' The Good Book Guide 'Better than anything else around... an impressive catalogue of information and analysis' Times Higher Education Supplement 'A tour d'horizon of the major environmental, economic and social challenges facing the planet' The Business Economist 'This book provides a brilliant resource for any critic of the system, socialist or otherwise.' Socialist Review '...[it] asks whether a less-consumptive society is possible- and then argues that it is essential' Science of Science


Vignettes; the state of consumption today; a revolution in every bite; the energy we use and how we travel; consuming water; promoting international co-operation on sustainable consumption; green purchasing; is a less consumptive economy feasible?; redefining the good life.

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