Sources Directory     A to Z Index     Topic Index News Releases     RSS Sources Select News RSS Feed     Sources Calendar    



State of the World

Brown, Lester R.
Publisher:  Norton, Markham, Canada
Year Published:  1987  
Pages:  268pp   ISBN:  0-393-30389-6
Resource Type:  Book

Abstract:  A reference book on "the world's resources and how they are being managed." Separate chapters deal with population growth and patterns, urbanization, nuclear power, electrification in the Third World, recycling, sustainable agriculture, and the use of chemicals. An introductory chapter focuses on thresholds of change, while the final two chapters look at "Designing Sustainable Economics" and "Charting a Sustainable Course." A central theme of STATE OF THE WORLD 1987 is that "The scale of human activities threatens the habitability of the earth itself. A sustainable society satisfies its needs without diminishing the prosepects of the next generation. But by meany measures, contemporary society fails to meet this criterion." Over 80 tables and figures are included, as well a comprehensive index.

Sources is an online portal and directory for journalists, writers, news editors, researchers. Use Sources to find experts, media contacts, spokespersons, scientists, lobbyists, officials, speakers, university professors, researchers, newsmakers, CEOs, executive directors, media relations contacts, spokespeople, talk show guests, PR representatives, Canadian sources, story ideas, research studies, databases, universities, colleges, associations, businesses, government, research institutions, lobby groups, non-government organizations (NGOs), in Canada and internationally.
© Sources 1977-2015. The information provided is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form or by any means (whether electronic, mechanical or photographic), or stored in an electronic retrieval system, without written permission of the publisher. The content may not be resold, republished, or redistributed. Indexing and search applications by Ulli Diemer and Chris DeFreitas.

    Sources, 812A Bloor Street West, Suite 201, Toronto, ON M6G 1L9.Phone: (416) 964-7799 FAX: (416) 964-8763