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

    The role of women is in the midst of profound change all over the world. In this book, Kathleen Newland outlines the dimensions of the change and assesses its impact on economic and social patterns. Newland illustrates many of the forces that are altering the conditions that have for centuries determined women’s lot in life. These forces set the stage for what is likely to be a major departure for women from the restrictive, narrowly defined patterns of the past.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 2007: An Urban Planet

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

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

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Book CoverVital Signs 1997

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  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 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