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The Limits to Growth: The 30-year Update Paperback – 1 Nov 2004

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (1 Nov. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844071448
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844071449
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 254,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 now, 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

Not everything bears repetition, but truth does - especially when
that truth is both denied by entrenched interests and verified by new
information. -- HERMAN E DALY, former World Bank senior economist and professor, University of Maryland

This is compelling, essential and indeed necessary reading for all
concerned with our common future. -- International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education Vol 6 no 3 2005

This is superb stuff. If you read only one book this year my guess
is that it should be this one!
-- Social and Environmental Accounting Journal, April 2005

Synopsis

In 1972, The Limits to Growth shocked the world and forever changed the global agenda by demonstrating that unchecked growth on our finite planet was leading planet earth towards ecological 'overshoot' and pending disaster. Employing computer modelling and hard data the book went on to sell 13 million of copies and ignited a firestorm of controversy that burns hotter than ever in our days of soaring oil prices, wars for resources and human-induced climate change. This substantially revised, expanded and updated edition follows on from The Limits to Growth and its sequel Beyond the Limits, which raised the alarm that we have already over-shot the planet's carrying capacity. Marshalling a vast array of new 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 necessary reading for all concerned with our common future.

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