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     "We have not inherited the earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children."
     "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." - From the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy.
     "Bluntly, if we want the less developed world to develop without wrecking the environment, we will have to supply those nations with the money, the means, and the appropriate technology to do it." - William D. Ruckelshaus, Chairman and CEO, Browning-Ferris Industries.

     Who Lives in the "Global Village?" provides a quick summary of how our global village is doing.


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The Official Earth Day Guide to Planet Repair, by Denis Hayes.  The official Earth Day 2000 book.  Published Feb. 18, 2000.  Reviewed by Amazon.com.

    
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Population Reports -- Population and the Environment -- The Global Challenge, by Population Information Program, Center for Communication Programs, The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.  Volume XXVIII, Number 3, published in Fall 2000.

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Gaia: An Atlas of Planet Management, edited by Dr. Norman Myers.  This lavishly illustrated Gaia Original book takes a global perspective that looks at our global resources, how we are mismanaging them, and how we can manage them better.  The global perspective or worldview expressed in this book can help give you the vision of a worldview of building a humane, co-operative, ecologically sustainable society for all of humanity.  Reviewed by Amazon.com.

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State of the World 2002, by Lester Brown and the Worldwatch Institute.  This highly influential book is read by policy makers and millions of readers and is published annually in 30 languages around the world.  Not yet published.  Expected publication date Jan. 2002.  Reviewed by Amazon.com.

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State of the World 2001, by Lester Brown and the Worldwatch Institute.  This highly influential book is read by policy makers and millions of readers and is published annually in 30 languages around the world.  Click here for a detailed description.  Also, here are summaries of the ecological state of the world for 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000.  You can also buy State of the World 1997, State of the World 1998, and State of the World 1999: The Millennium Edition, and State of the World 2000.  Reviewed by Amazon.com.

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Vital Signs 2001: The Environmental Trends That Are Shaping Our Future,  by Lester Brown and the Worldwatch Institute.  Click here for a detailed description.  Reviewed by Amazon.com.

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Vital Signs 2000: The Environmental Trends That Are Shaping Our Future,  by Lester Brown and the Worldwatch Institute.  Click here for a detailed description.  Reviewed by Amazon.com.

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The Green Reader: Essays Toward a Sustainable Society, by Andrew Dobson.  An impressive collection of essays by leading Green activists and intellectuals.  Published in 1991.

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The Sierra Club Green Guide: Everybody's Desk Reference to Environmental Information, by Andrew J. Feldman.  Reviewed by Amazon.com.

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Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, by Vice President Al Gore.  Reviewed by Amazon.com.
 
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Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit (abridged audio cassette), by Vice President Al Gore.  Reviewed by Amazon.com.  Amazon.com sells a downloadable version of this audio cassette tape.

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The State of the World Atlas: A Unique Visual Survey of Global Political, Economic and Social Trends, by Michael Kidron and Ronald Segal.  An excellent and detailed overview of the state of the world today.  Fifth edition, published in 1995.  Reviewed by Amazon.com.

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Third World Atlas, by Alan Thomas, Ben Crow, etc.  The first edition of this book, published in 1983, is a good quality educational third world atlas, so I'm assuming that the second edition, published in 1994, is also a good quality educational third world atlas.

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Beyond the Limits: Confronting Global Collapse, Envisioning a Sustainable Future, by Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, and Jorgen Randers.  A follow-up report from the influential 1972 The Limits to Growth: A Report for the Club of Rome's Project on the Predicament of Mankind, by Donella H. Meadows.  Reviewed by Amazon.com.

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The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living (10th Ed), by John Schaeffer and the Real Goods staff.  Published in July 1999.  Reviewed by Amazon.com.  (Also see books on ecological homes.)

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Eco-Pioneers: Practical Visionaries Solving Today's Environmental Problems, by Steve Lerner.  Published in 1997.  Reviewed by Amazon.com.

- See also Green Politics under Left-Green Politics. -
- See also Utopian/Ecotopian Visions. -

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