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ERIC Number: ED284738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 284
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-393-30389-6
State of the World: 1987. A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress toward a Sustainable Society.
Brown, Lester R.; And Others
This book was developed to highlight the risks that confront societies, and to indicate the most promising avenues for preemptive policies and actions. The document contains chapters on: (1) the emergence of change; (2) analyzing demographic factors; (3) assessing the future of urbanization; (4) reassessing nuclear power (including an analysis of the impact of the Chernobyl disaster); (5) the electrification of the third world; (6) the potential impacts of recycling on the future; (7) sustaining agriculture in the world; (8) raising agricultural productivity; (9) the stabilization of chemical cycles (with a look at the effects of acid rain); (10) designing sustainable economics (containing a section on balancing economic markets); and (11) charting a sustainable course. An index is included. (TW)
Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Worldwatch Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: For 1986 report, see ED 268 037.