Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet

3.61 avg rating
( 1,391 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780143114871: Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet

This is a book about how we should address the great, and interconnected, global challenges of the twenty-first century. Our task, Sachs argues, is to achieve truly sustainable development, by which he means finding a global course which enables the world to benefit from the spread of prosperity while ensuring that we don't destroy the eco-systems which keep us alive and our place in nature which helps sustain our values. How do we move forward together, benefitting from our increasing technological mastery, avoiding the terrible dangers of climate change, mass famines, violent conflicts, population explosions in some parts of the world and collapses in others, and world-wide pandemic diseases? How do we steer global politics when there are now so many who believe they are entitled to a hand on the steering wheel?

In answering these questions, Common Wealth examines, digests and judges vast quantities of information from many different fields of study which bear on each of the interconnected areas of politics, economics and ecology. Sachs shows that there are different ways of managing the world's technology, resources and politics from those currently being followed, and that it should be possible to adopt policies which reflect long-term and co-operative thinking instead of, as currently, disregard for others and ever-increasing barriers to solving the problems which we collectively face. It is a book which appeals equally to both head and heart, and one which no globally thinking person can ignore.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

'This is an impressive exercise in presenting complex subject matter in plain English, and relating the practicalities of life- subsistence agriculture and water management, for example - to the biggest ideas of modern science' - Martin Vander Weyer, The Daily Telegraph 'His new book ! bursts with ideas and is suffused with what can only be described as irrepressible optimism' - Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

About the Author:

Jeffrey D. Sachs is Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and the global best-selling author of The End of Poverty. He is also the BBC’s Reith Lecturer for 2007 and is internationally renowned for his work as an economic advisor to governments around the world.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sachs, Jeffrey D.
Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) (2009)
ISBN 10: 0143114875 ISBN 13: 9780143114871
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
pickabook
(san francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin (Non-Classics), 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000149518

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 5.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.63
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sachs, Jeffrey D.
Published by Penguin Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 0143114875 ISBN 13: 9780143114871
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Lucid, quietly urgent, and relentlessly logical. this is Bigthink with a capital B. The New York Times Book Review Jeffrey Sachs never disappoints. . . . This book is an excellent resource for all those who want to understand what changes the twenty-first century may bring. Kofi Annan, winner of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize and former secretary-general of the United Nations Common Wealthexplains the most basic economic reckoning that the world faces. Al Gore, winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and former vice president of the United States. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0143114875

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 9.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sachs, Jeffrey D.
ISBN 10: 0143114875 ISBN 13: 9780143114871
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801431148710000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 9.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sachs, Jeffrey D.
ISBN 10: 0143114875 ISBN 13: 9780143114871
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0143114875BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 8.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.22
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Sachs, Jeffrey D.
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0143114875 ISBN 13: 9780143114871
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0143114875

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 9.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.83
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Sachs, Jeffrey D.
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0143114875 ISBN 13: 9780143114871
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 9
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0143114875 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 4715058

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 9.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.22
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Sachs, Jeffrey D.
Published by Penguin Books, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0143114875 ISBN 13: 9780143114871
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 211 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Common Wealth, Jeffrey D. Sachs-one of the world s most respected economists and the author of The New York Times bestseller The End of Poverty - offers an urgent assessment of the environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and extreme poverty that threaten global peace and prosperity. Through crystalline examination of hard facts, Sachs predicts the cascade of crises that awaits this crowded planet-and presents a program of sustainable development and international cooperation that will correct this dangerous course. Few luminaries anywhere on the planet are as schooled in this daunting subject as Sachs, and this is the vital product of his experience and wisdom. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780143114871

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 12.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Sachs, Jeffrey D.
Published by Penguin Books, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0143114875 ISBN 13: 9780143114871
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 211 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Common Wealth, Jeffrey D. Sachs-one of the world s most respected economists and the author of The New York Times bestseller The End of Poverty - offers an urgent assessment of the environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and extreme poverty that threaten global peace and prosperity. Through crystalline examination of hard facts, Sachs predicts the cascade of crises that awaits this crowded planet-and presents a program of sustainable development and international cooperation that will correct this dangerous course. Few luminaries anywhere on the planet are as schooled in this daunting subject as Sachs, and this is the vital product of his experience and wisdom. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780143114871

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 12.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Sachs, Jeffrey D.
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0143114875 ISBN 13: 9780143114871
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0143114875 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2122026236

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 9.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.22
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Sachs, Jeffrey D.
ISBN 10: 0143114875 ISBN 13: 9780143114871
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Softcover. Book Condition: New. New. This item is new unopened, never used and still in its original manufacturer condition. Tracking number will be provided to you so that you may track your order (for all USA orders). Bookseller Inventory # 9139845

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 13.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book