The Worldwatch Institute

The Worldwatch Institute is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit research and publishing organization dedicated to fostering the evolution of an environmentally sustainable society.

Books by The Worldwatch Institute

  1. Book CoverThe Natural Wealth of Nations: Harnessing the Market for the Environment


    The Natural Wealth of Nations offers concrete solutions to environmental problems by showing how we can turn the tremendous power of market economics away from environmentally destructive activities and toward protecting natural wealth and human health.More

  2. Book CoverThe Sisterhood of Man


    In detailing the social and economic costs of sex discrimination, the book argues that outmoded notions about women are a heavy burden for society. The major challenges of the years ahead, concerning population growth, the provision of basic needs, income distribution, and...More

  3. Book CoverState of the World 2000: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Towards a Sustainable Society


    State of the World 2000 shines an intense light on the great challenge our civilization faces: how to use our political systems to manage the difficult and complex relationships between the global economy and the Earth’s ecosystems.More

  4. Book CoverState of the World 2003

    Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    In State of the World 2003, the Worldwatch Institute's award-winning research team provides concerned citizens and national leaders with comprehensive analysis of the global environmental problems we face, together with detailed descriptions of practical, innovative solutions, like charting the most environmentally sound path to a hydrogen-fueled economy, or accelerating the rapidly growing conversion of farmers worldwide to organic farming and sustainable agriculture.More

  5. Book CoverState of the World 2004: Special Focus: The Consumer Society


    In State of the World 2004, the Worldwatch Institute's award-winning research team focuses on consumption, pointing to the many ways in which our consumption habits drive ecological and social deterioration, as well as how these habits can be redirected to reinforce environmental and social goals.More

  6. Book CoverState of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security


    Tackles the pressing issue of international security and its ramifications on the health of our planet.More

  7. Book CoverState of the World 2006: Special Focus: China and India


    "The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible summaries on the global environment."--Pulitzer Prize winner, E. O. WilsonMore

  8. Book CoverState of the World 2007: An Urban Planet


    “Top-ranked annual books on sustainable development.”—GlobeScan survey of sustainability expertsMore

  9. Book CoverState of the World 2008: Toward a Sustainable Global Economy


    “Comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible.”—Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. WilsonMore

  10. Book CoverState of the World 2009: Into a Warming World


    A comprehensive guide to global warming and the steps we must take to combat it.More

  11. Book CoverState of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures: From Consumerism to Sustainability


    The premier environmental nonprofit shows the ways to transform our consumer culture into a culture centered on sustainability.More

  12. Book CoverState of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet


    From the Worldwatch Institute, the premier environmental nonprofit, an incisive account of the global food crisis—and how it can be solved.More

  13. Book CoverVital Signs 2000: The Environmental Trends That Are Shaping Our Future


    Whether you read Vital Signs for a preview of the next decade or to verify a particular trend, you will find it comprehensive and authoritative. Vital Signs is an excellent companion volume to Worldwatch's highly acclaimed State of the World series.More

  14. Book CoverVital Signs 2007-2008: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future


    The award-winning Worldwatch Institute reveals the often overlooked key trends that tell the true health of our planet.More

  15. Book CoverThe World Watch Reader on Global Environmental Issues


    This new edition of The World Watch Reader covers the most important “mega-problems” facing humanity at the outset of the new millennium: how to produce energy for electricity, transportation, and heat without causing dangerous disruptions to climate; how to reverse declining health of the oceans, forests, and freshwater resources on which our well-being absolutely depends; and what to do about the new social instabilities—such as resurgent disease and rising refugee flows—that result from environmental distress.More