Books by Gerard Piel

Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date."
The former publisher of Scientific American undertakes a summary of the state of knowledge as a new century gets underway. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1992

"Published in conjunction with the UN Conference on Environment and Development, Piel's scenario depends on much human goodwill and longer-range self-interest—and wouldn't that be nice?"
Saturated with facts but consistently engaging and readable, Piel's prescription for global salvation marshals history, anthropology, economics, and ecology to demonstrate the measures necessary to create an equitable and sustainable economy—one that's capable of absorbing a final doubling of the world's human population. Read full book review >