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    The Limits to Growth: The 30-year Update (Hardback) By (author) Donella H. Meadows, By (author) Jorgen Randers, By (author) Dennis L. Meadows


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    Description'If you only read one book ...make this it!' - L. Hunter Lovins, co-author of "Natural Capitalism". 'It is time for the world to re-read "Limits to Growth"! The message of 1972 is more real and relevant in 2004, and we wasted 30 valuable years of action by misreading the message of the first book' - Matthew R. Simmons, founder, Simmons & Company International, the world's largest energy investment banking firm. 'If you want to understand what's going on Earth, read it' - Patrick Whitefield, Permaculture. In 1972, "Limits to Growth" shocked the world and forever changed the global agenda by demonstrating that unchecked growth on our finite planet was leading the Earth towards ecological 'overshoot' and pending disaster. The book went on to sell millions of copies and ignited a firestorm of controversy that burns hotter than ever in these days of soaring oil prices, wars for resources and human-induced climate change. This substantially revised, expanded and updated edition follows on from "Limits to Growth" and its sequel "Beyond the Limits", which raised the alarm that we have already overshot the planet's carrying capacity. Marshalling a vast array of new, hard data, more powerful computer modelling and incorporating the latest thinking on sustainability, ecological footprinting and limits, this new book presents future overshoot scenarios and makes an even more urgent case for a rapid readjustment of the global economy toward a sustainable path. This is compelling, essential and, indeed, essential reading for all concerned with our common future.

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    The Limits to Growth
    The 30-year Update
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donella H. Meadows, By (author) Jorgen Randers, By (author) Dennis L. Meadows
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 362
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844071432
    ISBN 10: 184407143X

    BIC E4L: ENV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    BIC subject category V2: RNU
    DC22: 330.9
    BISAC V2.8: BUS022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17830
    Ingram Subject Code: EV
    Libri: I-EV
    DC22: 338.9
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    Thema V1.0: RNU
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Figures, tables, index
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Earthscan Ltd
    Publication date
    01 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Donella Meadows was Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College, USA. Jorgen Randers is a policy analyst and President Emeritus at the Norwegian School of Management. Dennis Meadows is Professor of Systems Management and Director of the Institute for Policy and Social Science Research, University of New Hampshire, USA.
    Review quote
    'If you only read one book... make this it!' Hunter Lovins, co-author of Natural Capitalism; 'An impressive sequel... [that] shuns gloom and doom to be boldly pragmatic about the future' Kirkus Reviews
    Table of contents
    Authors' Preface * Overshoot * The Driving Force: Exponential Growth * The Limits: Sources and Sinks * World3: The Dynamics of Growth in a Finite World * Back from Beyond the Limits: The Ozone Story * Technology, Markets, and Overshoot * Transitions to a Sustainable System * Tools for the Transition to Sustainability * Appendices * Endnotes