Vital Signs 1997-1998: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

1st Edition

Lester R. Brown

Routledge
Published June 1, 1997
Reference - 161 Pages
ISBN 9781853834806 - CAT# Y122348

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Summary

The sixth annual guide to the environmental, economic and social trends which are shaping the future, this text presents the good news, the bad news, and a few surprises about the state of our planet. n Part One, facing pages of text and graphs provide information on 40 carefully selected indicators, mapping changes in food supplies; agriculture; the atmosphere, energy and transport; natural resources; the global economy; society and health; and the millitary. Part Two of the text contains special features on less celebrated trends, including ten new vital signs indicators such as violence against women, how the environment impacts on the insurance industry, and the proliferation of landmines.

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