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State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy (State of the World)

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Growing evidence suggests that the global economy, rooted in ideas and assumptions that were progressive two hundred years ago, is now destroying its own ecological base and offering little to billions of impoverished people. In response, pioneers are creating the architecture of sustainable economies, one innovation at a time. State of the World 2008 describes these innov ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 17th 2008 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published January 1st 2008)
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Ted
Feb 05, 2012 Ted rated it it was amazing
This is one of an admirable series of books from the Worldwatch Institute. Each year they publish a State of the World volume, emphasizing a particular topic of global interest for the 21st century. Recent volumes have included 2009 Into a Warming World, 2010 Transforming Cultures - From Consumerism to Sustainability and 2011 Innovations that Nourish the Planet.

Individual essays are writing either by Worldwatch staff, or more frequently by outside experts from various think-tanks and NGOs. Each
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Mar 16, 2010 Ruth rated it liked it
Although I love this series of books (I discovered it as part of my long-ago high school Model U.N. research- thanks, sister Ann!) it's not usually the sort of thing I would read cover-to-cover, but this time I did. It's written by a bunch of people, and my favorite thing about it is the way the authors all seem to have a firm grasp on the messed-up situation the world is in environmentally and socially, but somehow they are still able to be so matter-of-fact about the potential to make somethin ...more
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irrational liberal propoganda
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