Vital Signs 2003-2004: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

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Earthscan, 2003 - Business & Economics - 153 pages
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This annual volume from the Worldwatch Institute gives prominence to key trends that often escape the attention of the news media, world leaders and economic experts. The book distils 36 vital signs of our times from thousands of governmental, industrial and scientific sources, allowing readers to track key indicators that show our social, economic and environmental progress, or lack of it. Each trend is presented in both text and graphics, providing a thorough overview.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Preface
13
Poverty and Inequality Block Progress
17
KEY INDICATORS
25
SPECIAL FEATURES
79
Notes
123
The Vital Signs Series
150
About the Worldwatch Institute
154
Worldwatch Institute
155
Resource and Reference Books from Earthscan
156
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