Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

Earth education is traditionally confined to specific topics: ecoliteracy, outdoor education, environmental science. But in the coming century, on track to be the warmest in human history, every aspect of human life will be affected by our...

392 pages
6.5 x 8.38
30 photos, 30 illustrations

Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.7 billion people—are urban dwellers, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is...

448 pages
6.5 x 8.38
35 photos, 35 illustrations

State of the World 2015
Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability

We think we understand environmental damage: pollution, water scarcity, a warming world. But these problems are just the tip of the iceberg. Food insecurity, financial assets drained of value by environmental damage, and a rapid rise in diseases...

184 pages
7 x 9.25
illustrations, tables, boxes

State of the World 2003
Reinventing Human Civilization

The challenges are still immense, of course, as the book also documents, but the building blocks for a historic reinvention of human civilization are now within reach.

254 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 2008
Innovations for a Sustainable Economy

Environmental issues were once regarded as irrelevant to economic activity, but today they are dramatically rewriting the rules for business, investors, and consumers. Around the world, innovative responses to climate change and other...

292 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 1998
Environmental Threats of Economic Growth

In this fifteenth edition of State of the World, Lester R. Brown and the Worldwatch research team look at the environmental effects of continuing economic growth as the economy outgrows the earth's ecosystem. As the global economy has...

245 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 2002
Addressing Climate Change and Overpopulation

State of the World 2002 includes chapters on climate change, farming, toxic chemicals, sustainable tourism, population, resource conflicts and global governance.

295 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 2001
The Challenge of a Globalizing World

From the thinning of the Arctic sea ice to the invasion of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, State of the World 2001 shows how the economic boom of the last decade has damaged natural systems. The increasingly visible evidence of...

280 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 2006
Special Focus: China and India

State of the World 2006 provides a special focus on China and India and their impact on the world as major consumers of resources and polluters of local and global ecosystems. The report explains the critical need for both countries to "...

269 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 2007
Our Urban Future

In 2008, half of the Earth’s population will live in urban areas, marking the first time in history that humans are an urban species. State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future examines changes in the ways cities are managed, built,...

277 pages
7 x 9.25

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