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This very successful textbook is distinguished by a superior writing style that draws upon common student experiences to introduce economic concepts, making economic theory more accessible and interesting. "Case Studies" and numerous examples take advantage of students' intuitive knowledge of economics, building upon real-life situations. A streamlined design places pedagogy and illustrations directly within the flow of the text, making it less distracting and more useful for students. A fully integrated program of technology enhancements sets this text apart by pairing the book with numerous online multimedia learning tools that have been developed to help the text better serve a wide range of learning styles. The text uniquely integrates classroom use of The Wall Street Journal by including a complimentary student subscription offer, as well as in-text pedagogy to help students learn to analyze the latest economic events as reported in the Journal. Split volume available for the one-term principles of microeconomics course, as well as a principles volume (Macro/Micro) for the two-term Principles of Economics course.
By Emily E. Adams (contributor), Lester R. Brown, Janet Larsen (contributor) and J Matthew Roney (contributor)

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9780393350555 | W W Norton & Co Inc, April 20, 2015, cover price $16.95
9780324179491, titled "Macroeconomics: A Contemporary Introduction" | Pap/cdr edition (South-Western Pub, February 1, 2002), cover price $162.95 | also contains Macroeconomics: A Contemporary Introduction | About this edition: This very successful textbook is distinguished by a superior writing style that draws upon common student experiences to introduce economic concepts, making economic theory more accessible and interesting.

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Product Description: An inspirational memoir tracing Lester Brown’s life from a small-farm childhood to leadership as a global environmental activist. Lester R. Brown, whom the Washington Post praised as “one of the world’s most influential thinkers,” built his understanding of global environmental issues from the ground up...read more

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9780393240061 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 21, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: An inspirational memoir tracing Lester Brown’s life from a small-farm childhood to leadership as a global environmental activist.

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With food supplies tightening, countries are competing for the land and water resources needed to feed their people. With food scarcity driven by falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. “In this era of tightening world food supplies, the ability to grow food is fast becoming a new form of geopolitical leverage. Food is the new oil,” Lester R. Brown writes. What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? Brown outlines the political implications of land acquisitions by grain-importing countries in Africa and elsewhere as well as the world’s shrinking buffers against poor harvests. With wisdom accumulated over decades of tracking agricultural issues, Brown exposes the increasingly volatile food situation the world is facing.

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9780393088915 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 1, 2012, cover price $27.95

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9780393344158 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 1, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: With food supplies tightening, countries are competing for the land and water resources needed to feed their people.

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“[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable.”―Katherine Salant, Washington Post As fossil fuel prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging. Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas, at a pace and on a scale we could not have imagined even a year ago. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Plan B 4.0 explores both the nature of this transition to a new energy economy and how it will affect our daily lives.

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9780393071030 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 5, 2009, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: “[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable.

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9780393337198 | Revised edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, October 5, 2009), cover price $16.95

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An updated edition of a multi-faceted plan to address critical environmental issues explains why large-scale responses are necessary to counter such twenty-first-century concerns as global warming, overpopulation, and rising energy costs.

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9780393065893 | 3 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 2008), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: An updated edition of a multi-faceted plan to address critical environmental issues explains why large-scale responses are necessary to counter such twenty-first-century concerns as global warming, overpopulation, and rising energy costs.

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9780393330878 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 2008), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: An updated edition of a multi-faceted plan to address critical environmental issues explains why large-scale responses are necessary to counter such twenty-first-century concerns as global warming, overpopulation, and rising energy costs.

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Provides alternative solutions to such global problems as population control, emerging water shortages, eroding soil, and global warming, outlining a detailed survival strategy for the civilization of the future. Simultaneous.

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9780393061628 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 2006, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Provides alternative solutions to such global problems as population control, emerging water shortages, eroding soil, and global warming, outlining a detailed survival strategy for the civilization of the future.

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9780393328318 | Exp upd edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 2006), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Provides alternative solutions to such global problems as population control, emerging water shortages, eroding soil, and global warming, outlining a detailed survival strategy for the civilization of the future.

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Product Description: Historically, food security was the responsibility of ministries of agriculture but today that has changed: decisions made in ministries of energy may instead have the greatest effect on the food situation. Recent research reporting that a one degree Celsius rise in temperature can reduce grain yields by 10 per cent means that energy policy is now directly affecting crop production...read more

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9781844071852 | Taylor & Francis Ltd, February 3, 2005, cover price $42.30 | About this edition: Historically, food security was the responsibility of ministries of agriculture but today that has changed: decisions made in ministries of energy may instead have the greatest effect on the food situation.
9780393060706 | W W Norton & Co Inc, February 1, 2005, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: How human demands are outstripping the earth's capacities—and what we need to do about it.

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9780393327250 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 30, 2005, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: How human demands are outstripping the earth's capacities―and what we need to do about it.

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Product Description: La civilización moderna tiene problemas. Hemos creado una burbuja económica, cuyos beneficios están artificialmente inflados por el consumo excesivo del capital natural de la Tierra. Pronto sonará la alarma. La alternativa al desastre ecológico es el "Plan B", una movilización mundial para estabilizar la población y el clima antes de que esos problemas aumenten y escapen a nuestro control...read more

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9788449315961 | Italian edition edition (Paidos Iberica Ediciones S A, June 1, 2004), cover price $33.95 | About this edition: La civilización moderna tiene problemas.

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The founder of the Earth Policy Institute describes the potential environmental disaster threatening the planet, pointing to rising temperatures, increasing populations, and a growing water scarcity and calls for a mobilization to stabilize Earth's climate by restructuring the global energy economy, maintaining population, and other key strategies. Original. 20,000 first printing.

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9780393058598 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 2003, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Provides alternative solutions to such global problems as population control, emerging water shortages, eroding soil, and global warming.
9789990085280 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 2003, cover price $0.02

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Provides alternative solutions to such global problems as population control, emerging water shortages, eroding soil, and global warming.

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9780393325232 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 2003), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Provides alternative solutions to such global problems as population control, emerging water shortages, eroding soil, and global warming.

Charts the progress of the building of an eco-economy that is compatible with the earth's ecosystem, discussing such topics as wind-generated electricity, post-fossil fuel energy, and recycling industries. Original. (view table of contents)

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9780393324068 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, October 1, 2002), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Charts the progress of the building of an 'eco-economy' that is compatible with the earth's ecosystem, discussing such topics as wind-generated electricity, post-fossil fuel energy, and recycling industries.

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9780613914086, titled "Earth Policy Reader" | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2002, cover price $28.15 | About this edition: Charts the progress of the building of an 'eco-economy' that is compatible with the earth's ecosystem, discussing such topics as wind-generated electricity, post-fossil fuel energy, and recycling industries.

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Product Description: The economy and the Earth; signs of stress; vision of the new economy; building the solar-hydrogen economy; beyond the throwaway economy; cities for people; feeding everyone well; forest products and services; population stabilization; the instruments of change; accelerating the transition...read more

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9781853838262 | Taylor & Francis Ltd, November 8, 2001, cover price $41.40 | About this edition: This study presents an account of how to rethink the industrial economy to work with, not against, the natural environment, exploring the vast economic potential and environmental gain that exists from eliminating the waste and destruction of current consumption.

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9781853839047 | Earthscan / James & James, September 1, 2003, cover price $33.00 | About this edition: The economy and the Earth; signs of stress; vision of the new economy; building the solar-hydrogen economy; beyond the throwaway economy; cities for people; feeding everyone well; forest products and services; population stabilization; the instruments of change; accelerating the transition.

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Product Description: Lester Brown, "the guru of the global environmental movement" (The Telegraph of Calcutta), argues that, like the Sumerian and Mayan civilizations, our economy is fast destroying its environmental support systems, threatening future generations...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780393051094 | W W Norton & Co Inc, November 1, 2001, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Lester Brown, "the guru of the global environmental movement" (The Telegraph of Calcutta), argues that, like the Sumerian and Mayan civilizations, our economy is fast destroying its environmental support systems, threatening future generations.

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Argues for the development of an environmentally sustainable society, outlining a plan that utilizes solar and wind energy and the light rail and bicycles instead of automobiles, and presenting evidence on the economic benefits of doing so. Original. (view table of contents)

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9780393321937 | W W Norton & Co Inc, November 1, 2001, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Argues for the development of an environmentally sustainable society, outlining a plan that utilizes solar and wind energy and the light rail and bicycles instead of automobiles, and presenting evidence on the economic benefits of doing so.

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Focusing on the complex relationships between the globalizing economy and the health of Earth's ecosystems, this annual survey of the world's environment by the Worldwatch Institute reveals the effects of fossil fuels and the 'throwaway' economy on the planet's ecosystems and recommends solutions to this pressing problem.. (view table of contents)

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9780393048667 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 2001, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Report assessing society's ability to sustain itself without hurting the next generation

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9780393320824 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 2001, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Report assessing society's ability to sustain itself without hurting the next generation

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Product Description: 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...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780393320220 | W W Norton & Co Inc, May 1, 2000, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Published in time for the millennium, the annual survey of the world's environment by the Worldwatch Institute reveals the effects of fossil fuels and the 'throwaway' economy on the planet's ecosystems and recommends solutions to this pressing problem. Simultaneous. (view table of contents)

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9780393319989 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 2000, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Report assessing society's ability to sustain itself without hurting the next generation

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Examines the potential effect of adding an additional 3.3 billion people to the Earth's population over the next fifty years and proposes an immediate expansion of international family planning assistance to Third World nations.

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9780393319064 | W W Norton & Co Inc, April 1, 1999, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Examines the potential effect of adding an additional 3.

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Report assessing society's ability to sustain itself without hurting the next generation (view table of contents)

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9780393047134 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 1999, cover price $27.50 | also contains Diabetes and Physical Activity | About this edition: Report assessing society's ability to sustain itself without hurting the next generation

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9780393318159 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 1999, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Report assessing society's ability to sustain itself without hurting the next generation

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Discusses economic, social, and environmental trends

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9780393317626 | W W Norton & Co Inc, May 1, 1998, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Discusses economic, social, and environmental trends

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Report assessing society's ability to sustain itself without hurting the next generation (view table of contents)

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9780393045659 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 1998, cover price $25.00 | also contains Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day | About this edition: Report assessing society's ability to sustain itself without hurting the next generation

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9780393317275 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 1998, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Report assessing society's ability to sustain itself without hurting the next generation

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9781878071385 | Worldwatch Inst, August 1, 1997, cover price $5.00

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The sixth annual guide to the environmental, economic and social trends which are shaping the future, this text presents the good news, the bad news, and a few surprises about the state of our planet.

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9781853834806 | Routledge, June 1, 1997, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The sixth annual guide to the environmental, economic and social trends which are shaping the future, this text presents the good news, the bad news, and a few surprises about the state of our planet.

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