Vital Signs Volume 22
152 pages, 7 x 9
91 b&w illustrations, 15 tables, 7 photos
Paperback
Release Date:15 Sep 2015
ISBN:9781610916721
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Vital Signs Volume 22

The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

Island Press

What we make and buy is a major indicator of society’s collective priorities. Among twenty-four key trends, Vital Signs Volume 22 explores significant global patterns in production and consumption. The result is a fascinating snapshot of how we invest our resources and the implications for the world’s wellbeing. The book examines developments in six main areas: energy, environment and climate, transportation, food and agriculture, global economy and resources, and population and society. Readers will learn how aquaculture is making gains on wild fish catches, where high speed rail is accelerating, why plastic production is on the rise, and who is escaping chronic hunger and who is still suffering.

Founded in 1974 by farmer and economist Lester Brown, Worldwatch was the first independent research institute devoted to the analysis of global environmental concerns.
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