Vital Signs 1999

May 1999
ISBN: 0-393-31893-1
197 pages

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The global trends documented in Vital Signs 1999--from a decline in nuclear power generating capacity to the proliferation of genetically modified crops--will play a large part in determining the quality of our lives and our children's lives in the next decade.

This eighth volume in the series from the Worldwatch Institute shows in graphic form the key trends that often escape the attention of the news media and world leaders--and that are often ignored by economic experts as they plan for the future. Written by the staff of the Worldwatch Institute, this book lets readers track key indicators that show social, economic, and environmental progress, or the lack of it. The authoritative data have been distilled from thousands of documents obtained from government, industry, scientists, and international organizations into "vital signs" of our times.