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World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

By: Lester R Brown (Author)

W.W. Norton & Co.

Paperback | Feb 2011 | #187665 | ISBN-13: 9780393339499
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Hardback | Mar 2011 | #187664 | ISBN-13: 9780393080292
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About this book

We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skillfully distills in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future.

"Lester Brown is one of the pioneers and heroes of global environmentalism. If the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize had been extended to a third recipient, the logical candidate would have been Lester Brown."
- E. O. Wilson


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