384 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.15 in
December 25, 2007
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0393330877
ISBN - 13: 9780393330878
From the Publisher
In this updated edition of the landmark Plan B, Lester Brown outlines a survival strategy for our early twenty-first-century civilization. The world faces many environmental trends of disruption and decline, including rising temperatures and spreading water shortage. In addition to these looming threats, we face the peaking of oil, annual population growth of 70 million, a widening global economic divide, and a growing list of failing states. The scale and complexity of issues facing our fast-forward world have no precedent With Plan A, business as usual, we have neglected these issues overly long. In , Lester R. Brown warns that the only effective response now is a World War II-type mobilization like that in the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
About the Author
Lester R. Brown is the founder of the Earth Policy and Worldwatch Institutes. He has been honored with numerous prizes, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the United Nations Environment Prize, and twenty-five honorary degrees. He lives in Washington, D.C.
“This book provides excellent insights for academics, students and lay readers alike... in tackling a host of pressing issues in a single book, makes for an eye-opening read.” — The Times Higher Education Supplement
“Brown is an effective Cassandra. His picture of climate-change-induced chaos is terrifying and convincing.” — Andrew Simms (New Scientist)