The Little Green Handbook: Seven Trends Shaping the Future of Our Planet
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The Little Green Handbook: Seven Trends Shaping the Future of Our Planet

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Published for the first time in the United States, The Little Green Handbook is a unique reference work that illustrates the most important global developments facing us today, explains them, and suggests area for positive change. It relates physical trends to social and political repercussions, drawing together evidence from many interrelated fields to explain the science...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 21st 2006 by Picador (first published January 1st 2005)
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Mar 29, 2011 Kelsey rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: environmental researchers
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This was something I randomly picked up in the library as I was doing my usual meander through the shelves. Although it was published in 2006 (and therefore a smidge outdated), it had some really useful information and explanations. Our world is in a dire situation, and Nielsen certainly drove the urgency factor home for me. I'll admit, though, that I skipped over a few charts and tables; this whole text was overflowing with data! A strategically-placed fact or tidbit (with the research to suppo...more
Stuffed to the brim with up-to-date facts and figures. Extremely well researched.

I focused on Chapters 1, 8, and 9 (and glanced at the rest since it was due back at the library!). I enjoy the depressing facts because I find it strangely motivating. This book discussed and backed up how humans are destructive-- not only to the environment, but to ourselves/society.
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