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About this book
About this book
Brown, former President of the Worldwatch Institute, and one of the foremost experts on the new economic opportunities, shows the vast economic potential and environmental gain that exists from eliminating the waste and destruction of current consumption. He explains the urgency and scale of the changes that need to take place - nothing less than a total shift in our way of thinking. He also shows how much is within our grasp and in ways that can lead to far higher standards of living and secure employment while conserving resources and restoring the environment.
The Economy and the Earth; Signs of Stress; Vision of the New Economy; Building the Solar-Hydrogen Economy; Beyond the Throwaway Economy; Cities for People; Feeding Everyone Well; Forest Products and Services; Population Stabilization; The Instruments of Change; Accelerating the Transition; Index
Lester R Brown is Chairman of the Worldwatch Institute and author of numerous books including Who Will Feed China? and Beyond Malthus.
333 pages, Figs, tabs
Seminal work on eco-economics by Lester Brown
'A marvelous and inspiring book' Borge Brende, Minister of Environment, Norway; 'A timely examination of an issue that needs to move to the forefront of the global agenda' Shimon Peres, Deputy Prime Minister, Israel; 'Terrific!' Geoffrey Lean, The Observer; 'Lucid and wide-ranging' New Scientist; The Washington Post called Lester Brown 'One of the world's most influential thinkers'