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    DescriptionThe author of the New York Times bestseller The End of Poverty and one of the world's most respected economists offers an urgent assessment of the environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and extreme poverty that threaten global peace and prosperity.

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    Common Wealth
    Economics for a Crowded Planet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Center for International Development Jeffrey D Sachs
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 386
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143114871
    ISBN 10: 0143114875

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    B&T General Subject: 180
    BIC subject category V2: KCM
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    BIC subject category V2: RNU
    Libri: I-BE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27830
    DC21: 338.9
    B&T Approval Code: A45603600
    DC22: 338.9
    B&T Approval Code: A45600000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BUS072000
    B&T Approval Code: A49010200
    BISAC V2.8: BUS068000
    LC classification: HD87 .S23 2009
    Thema V1.0: RNU, KCM
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps, figures, colour plates
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    01 March 2009
    Author Information
    Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. From 2002 to 2006, he was Director of the UN Millennium Project and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015. Sachs is also President and Co-Founder of Millennium Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization aimed at ending extreme global poverty.
    Review quote
    "Lucid, quietly urgent, and relentlessly logical... this is Bigthink with a capital B." -"The New York Times Book Review" "Jeffrey Sachs never disappoints. . . . This book is an excellent resource for all those who want to understand what changes the twenty-first century may bring." -Kofi Annan, winner of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize and former secretary-general of the United Nations ""Common Wealth" explains the most basic economic reckoning that the world faces." -Al Gore, winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and former vice president of the United States