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2007 Threat #01 Poverty Top Cited Authors

Authors & Experts

Following are the top published and most cited authors on poverty. We are asking them to idenitfy the top unpublished experts and invite both groups to use this wiki.

Author Articles Citations
RAVALLION M 76 1110
World Bank, MSN MC 3- 306
Development Research Group,
1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433

LICHTER DT 29 823
Cornell Univ,
Dept Policy Anal & Management,
Ithaca, NY, 14853

DUNCAN GJ 26 2612
Northwestern Univ,
Inst Policy Res,
2040 Sheridan Rd,
Evanston, IL, 60208

DANZIGER S 25 1515
Univ Michigan,
Gerald R Ford Sch Publ Policy,
015 E Huron St,
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

KAWACHI I 23 2017
Harvard Univ,
Sch Publ Hlth,
Dept Soc Human Dev & Hlth,
Boston, MA

KRIEGER N 23 1976
Harvard Univ,
Sch Publ Hlth,
Dept Soc Human Dev & Hlth,
Boston, MA, 02115

RANK MR 21 317
Washington Univ,
St Louis, MO, 63130

JENKINS SP 20 383
Univ Essex,
Inst Social & Econ Res,
Colchester CO4 3SQ, Essex, England

JENSEN L 19 568
Population Research Institute,
Pennsylvania State University

MASSEY DS 19 3391
Princeton Univ,
Off Populat Res,
Wallace Hall,
Princeton, NJ, 08544

NOLAN B 19 319
Natl Inst Econ & Social Res,
4 Burlington Rd,
Dublin 4, Ireland

MCLAUGHLIN DK 18 180
Penn State Univ,
Dept Agr Econ & Rural Sociol,
University Pk, PA, 16802

BARRETT CB 17 332
Cornell Univ,
Dept Appl Econ & Management,
Ithaca, NY, 14853

GAIHA R 17 146
Univ Delhi,
Fac Management Studies,
Delhi 110007, India

NEWACHECK PW 16 1270
Univ Calif San Francisco,
Dept Social & Behav Sci,
San Francisco, CA, 94118

SUBRAMANIAN SV 16 273
Center for Society and Health,
Harvard School of Public Health,
Boston, MA

THORBECKE E 16 226
Cornell Univ,
Ithaca, NY, 14853

LANJOUW P 15 176
Brookings Institution,
Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC

Brooks-Gunn J 14 2993
Child Development and Education,
Teachers College,
Columbia University,
New York, NY

DATT G 14 237
World Bank Grp,
SE Asia & Pacific Reg,
Level 19, 14 Martin Pl,
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

DUCLOS JY 14 76
Univ Laval,
Dept Econ,
Quebec City, PQ G1K 7P4,
Canada

GERONIMUS AT 14 907
Univ Michigan, Sch Publ Hlth,
Dept Hlth Behav & Hlth Educ,
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

GUSTAFSSON B 14 530
Univ Gothenburg,
Dept Social Work,
S-40530 Gothenburg, Sweden

HIRSCHL TA 14 52
Cornell Univ,
Pop & Dev Program,
Ithaca, NY, 14853

SMEEDING TM 14 382
Syracuse Univ,
Ctr Policy Res,
Syracuse, NY, 13244

ZHENG BH 14 45
Univ Colorado,
Dept Econ,
Denver, CO, 80217

GARFINKEL I 13 954
Columbia Univ,
Sch Social Work,
622 W 113th St,
New York, NY, 10027

PLOTNICK RD 13 436
Univ Washington,
Seattle, WA, 98195

SAHN DE 13 274
Cornell Univ,
Cornell Food Nutr Policy Program,
3M12 MVR Hall,
Ithaca, NY, 14853

SAUNDERS P 13 1777
Ctr Independent Studies,
Sydney, NSW, Australia

TOWNSEND P 13 3179
Department of Sociology,
University of Essex,
Wivenhoe Park,
Colchester, Essex, UK

WHELAN CT 13 164
Econ & Social Res Inst,
Dublin, Ireland

DORLING D 12 328
Univ Sheffield,
Sheffield S10 2TN, S Yorkshire, UK

KAKWANI N 12 525
Univ New S Wales,
Sch Econ,
Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

KANBUR R 12 489
Cornell Univ,
Ithaca, NY, 14853

LIDDLE PF 12 1676
Univ Nottingham,
Nottingham NG7 2RD UK

LIPTON M 12 2473
Poverty Research Institute,
Sussex University, Brighton, UK

LOKSHIN M 12 56
World Bank, Dev Res Grp,
1818 H St NW,
Washington, DC, 20433

MALLA AK 12 408
McGill University and Douglas Hospital Research Centre,
6875 Boul. LaSalle,
Verdun, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H4H 1R3

MEAD LM 12 411
NYU,
550 1St Ave,
New York, NY, 10012

SADOULET E 12 124
Univ Calif Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA, 94720

SMITH KR 12 623
Univ Utah,
Huntsman Canc Inst,
Dept Family & Consumer Studies,
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112

YOSHIKAWA H 12 594
Harvard Univ, Grad Sch Educ,
Larsen Hall, Room 704,
Appian Way,
Cambridge, MA, 02138

EAMON MK 11 54
School of Social Work,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Urbana, Illinois, 61801

ELLIS F 11 533
Univ E Anglia,
Sch Dev Studies,
Norwich NR4 7TJ,
Norfolk, UK

HALFON N 11 595
UCLA Schools of Medicine,
Public Health, Public Policy, and Social Research,
Los Angeles, CA

KAPLAN GA 11 2414
University of Michigan School of Public Health
and Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

MEYER DR 11 737
Institute for Research on Poverty,
Univ Wisconsin,
Madison, WI, 53706

NORMAN RMG 11 598
Univ Western Ontario,
Prevent & Early Intervent Program Psychoses,
London, ON, Canada

OZAWA MN 11 253
Washington Univ,
George Warren Brown Sch Social Work,
St Louis, MO, 63130

WALDFOGEL J 11 555
Columbia University
School of Social Work,
New York, New York

BAULCH B 10 102
Univ Sussex,
Inst Dev Studies,
Brighton, E Sussex, England

CHEN SH 10 310
Natl Chengchi Univ,
Dept Econ,
AI ECON Res Ctr,
Taipei 116, Taiwan

DEININGER K 10 624
World Bank,
Dev Res Grp,
1818 H St NW,
Washington, DC, 20433

DERCON S 10 205
Department of Economics,
University of Oxford,
Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, UK

EVANS GW 10 1969
Univ Oregon,
Eugene, OR, 97403

HAVEMAN R 10 876
Univ Wisconsin,
Dept Econ,
Madison, WI, 53706

HOLDEN KC 10 292
UNIV WISCONSIN,
DEPT CONSUMER SCI,
MADISON, WI, 53706

JACKSON AP 10 224
University of Pittsburgh
School of Social Work,
2117 Cathedral of Learning,
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

LEVENTHAL T 10 432
Johns Hopkins Univ,
Inst Policy Studies,
3400 N Charles St,
Wyman Bldg,
Baltimore, MD 21218

MCLOYD VC 10 1605
Univ N Carolina,
Dept Psychol,
CB 3270, Davie Hall,
Chapel Hill, NC, 27599

PRESSMAN S 10 90
Monmouth Univ,
Dept Econ & Finance,
W Long Branch, NJ, 07764

ROZELLE S 10 258
Univ Calif Davis,
Dept Agr & Resource Econ,
Davis, CA, 95616

SAMPSON RJ 10 3493
Harvard Univ,
Dept Sociol,
William James Hall,
Cambridge, MA, 02138

SATTERTHWAITE D 10 170
Human Settlements Programme,
International Institute for Environment and Development,
3 Endsleigh Street,
London WC1H ODD, UK

SHAW M 10 1451
Department of Social Medicine,
University of Bristol,
Bristol BS8 2PR, UK

SHEK DTL 10 507
Chinese Univ Hong Kong,
Dept Social Work,
Social Welf Practice & Res Ctr,
Shatin, Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China

WACQUANT L 10 416
Univ Calif Berkeley,
Dept Sociol,
Berkeley, CA, 94720

ABER JL 9 512
NYU,
Steinhardt Sch Educ,
New York, NY,

ALCOCK P 9 173
Univ Birmingham,
Birmingham B15 2TT,
W Midlands, UK

BOUND J 9 1716
Univ Michigan,
Sch Publ Hlth,
Dept Hlth Behav & Hlth Educ,
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

BRADSHAW J 9 1006
Social Policy Research Unit,
University of York,
Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK

BRAVEMAN P 9 494
Department of Family and Community Medicine
and Center on Social Disparities in Health,
University of California San Francisco,
500 Parnassus Avenue MU-3E,
San Francisco, CA 94143-0900

BURKHAUSER RV 9 771
Department of Policy Analysis and Management,
Cornell University and German Institute for Economic Research,
Ithaca, NY

CHEN JT 9 78
Department of Society, Human Development and Health,
Harvard School of Public Health,
677 Huntington Ave,
Kresge 7th Floor,
Boston MA 02115-6096

DREZE J 9 1661
GB Pant Social Sci Inst,
Allahabad,
Uttar Pradesh, India

FIELDS GS 9 865
Cornell University,
250 Ives Hall,
Ithaca, NY 14853-3901

FREEMAN L 9 448
Columbia Univ,
New York, NY, 10027

GALSTER GC 9 530
Department of Geography and Urban Planning,
Wayne State University,
Detroit, MI 48202

GELBERG L 9 464
Univ Calif Los Angeles,
David Geffen Sch Med,
Dept Family Med,
Los Angeles, CA, 90024

GILBERT A 9 1125
Univ Ottawa,
Dept Geog,
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5,
Canada

GOTTSCHALK P 9 830
Department of Economics,
Boston College,
140 Commonwealth Avenue,
Chestnut Hill,
Boston, MA 02467

GUNDERSEN C 9 43
Iowa State Univ Sci & Technol,
Dept Human Dev & Family Studies,
74 LeBaron Hall,
Ames, IA, 50011

HULME D 9 387
Institute for Development Policy and Management
Crawford House,
Precinct Centre Oxford Road,
Manchester M13 9GH UK

KENNEDY BP 9 554
Harvard Univ,
Sch Publ Hlth,
Dept Hlth Policy & Management,
Boston, MA, 02115

KIM S 9 1281
Institute for Health Policy Studies,
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA

PATEL V 9 570
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine;
and Chairperson, The Sangath Society for
Child Development and Family Guidance, India

PENDER J 9 75
Environment and Production Technology Division
International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

PIACHAUD D 9 279
Univ London
London Sch Econ & Polit Sci,
London WC2A 2AE, UK

RAMEY CT 9 1081
Georgetown University
Center on Health and Education,
Georgetown University, Washington, DC

ROGERSON CM 9 217
University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg, South Africa

SIMON D 9 815
Univ Hosp Freiburg,
Dept Psychiat & Psychotherapy,
Sect Clin Epidemiol & Hlth Serv Res,
Hauptstr 5, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany

SMITH GD 9 1566
Dept. of Social Medicine,
Univ. of Bristol, Bristol, UK

WALKER R 9 2212
The University of Nottingham,
University Park,
Nottingham NG7 2RD UK

WHITE H 9 7859
Institute of Development Studies,
University of Sussex Location:
Brighton, UK

2007 Threat #01 Poverty Top Books

Earth Threat #1: Poverty

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
(TOP 500 REVIEWER)    (HALL OF FAME REVIEWER)
The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism
1.  Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Muhammad Yunus
The list author says:
“One of top four books in the field, by a proven social entrepreneur.  Earth Intelligence Network seeks to provide the poor with micro-knowledge the way this gentleman did with micro-loans.”
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion
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The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
2.  The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier
The list author says:
“The bottom billion are those in extreme poverty–living on less than a dollar or two a day.”
$22.10   Used & New from: $2.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
3.  The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey Sachs
The list author says:
“See my longer review.  I agree with this author, who condemns the “economics” of the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization as both ignorant and destructive of developing countries.”
$11.56   Used & New from: $0.25
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
4.  Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
The list author says:
“This book really got to me.  When I realized that some people are so poor that their refrigerator is a plastic bag in the toilet water tank, I was shaken.”
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,345 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions
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A Framework for Understanding Poverty
5.  A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne
The list author says:
“Helpful.  See the end of the list for several books and two DVDs on immoral predatory capitalism that causes poverty at home and abroad.”
$19.60   Used & New from: $5.03
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion
Banker To The Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
6.  Banker To The Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus
The list author says:
“Nobel Prize material–see also C. K. Prahalad’s book on “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid.””
$10.20   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (California Series in Public Anthropology)
7.  Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (California Series in Public Anthropology) by Paul Farmer
The list author says:
“The title sums it up nicely.  What the rich fail to understand–which the elite in NYC understood in the 1920’s–is that poverty breeds infectuous disease, and as Larry Brilliant (Google.org) likes to point out, infectuous disease is indiscriminate–it has killed over twenty Popes, Presidents, Kings, Queens, and Prime Ministers.”
$16.10   Used & New from: $6.82
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The Working Poor: Invisible in America
8.  The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler
The list author says:
“This book grabbed me.  See my longer review.  The author is correct, is you are working you should not be poor, but the reality is that we are making less now in real dollars than we did in the early 1970’s, CEOs are looting their own corportions while exporting jobs to child and sweatshop labor.  My personal estimate is that the dollar is today (2007) worth half what it wwas in the late 1980’s.”
$10.88   Used & New from: $1.41
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits
9.  The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits by C. K. Prahalad
The list author says:
“Utterly brilliant.  He should get a Nobel prize.  Top billion can afford disposable sub-zero refrigerators.  Bottom four billion need a two-dollar ceramic refrigerator, two long-necked containers with an air gap between them, that when buried in the ground will keep meat fresh for five days.”
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Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life
10.  Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life by Annette Lareau
The list author says:
“There is PLENTY of money, it is just badly distributed and badly managed.  Every child should be able to sleep in a clean place sheltered from the weather, not go to sleep hungry, and have clean water to drink.  This is not rocket science, it is just evil tolerated by too many.”
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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A Billion Bootstraps: Microcredit, Barefoot Banking, and The Business Solution for Ending Poverty
11.  A Billion Bootstraps: Microcredit, Barefoot Banking, and The Business Solution for Ending Poverty by Philip B. Smith
The list author says:
“Excellent reference.  As soon as I can get Earth Intelligence Network pumped up, we add to this a free cell phone for every neighborhood, and free on demand education (“how do I…” via cell phone in 33 languages and eventually in 183 languages.”
$15.91   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor
12.  Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor by Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
The list author says:
“I found this book inspiring.  See my longer review.”
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion
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The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
13.  The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City by Jennifer Toth
The list author says:
“Wow!”
$11.53   Used & New from: $0.81
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
Poor People
14.  Poor People by William T. Vollmann
The list author says:
“Another perspective.”
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage
15.  Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage by Kathryn Edin
The list author says:
“Understanding Part I.”
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, Second Edition with a New Foreword by Joe Feagin
16.  Ain’t No Makin’ It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood, Second Edition with a New Foreword by Joe Feagin by Jay MacLeod
The list author says:
“Understanding Part II.”
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream
17.  Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream by Arne L. Kalleberg
The list author says:
“He has no idea.  No one–no one–is eligible to be President of this great nation until they can talk intelligently about the ten threats, twelve policies, and eight challengers, while also appointing a transpartisan sunshine cabinet in advance of election, and signing the electoral reform pledge (all this and more at www.citizens-party.org).”
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
Less Is More: An Anthology of Ancient & Modern Voices Raised in Praise of Simplicity
18.  Less Is More: An Anthology of Ancient & Modern Voices Raised in Praise of Simplicity by Goldian VandenBroeck
The list author says:
“Absolutely dead on.”
$12.89   Used & New from: $6.40
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
When Work Disappears : The World of the New Urban Poor
19.  When Work Disappears : The World of the New Urban Poor by William J. Wilson
The list author says:
“Worth noting.  The poor all over the world are rushing the cities.  It’s all connected.  See especially Earth Threat #2: Infectuous Disease.”
$12.41   Used & New from: $0.63
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
Our Day to End Poverty: 24 Ways You Can Make a Difference (BK Currents (Paperback))
20.  Our Day to End Poverty: 24 Ways You Can Make a Difference (BK Currents (Paperback)) by Karen Speerstra
The list author says:
“Not serioius until we restore self-governance and start waging peace, but might as well feel good in the meantime.”
$11.21   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
The New Friars: The Emerging Movement Serving the World's Poor
21.  The New Friars: The Emerging Movement Serving the World’s Poor by Scott Bessenecker
The list author says:
“I really admire this, and I also believe in liberation theology, which the current neo-Nazi Pope is trying to stamp out.”
$12.75   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans
22.  The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans by Beth Shulman
The list author says:
“Right on.  If I ever have a President listen to me, there will be two tax rates for corporations: one for those that have unions, and one for those that do not.”
$12.37   Used & New from: $1.64
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities
23.  Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities by Ruby K. Payne
The list author says:
“I like this in part because I believe that no community should fail those who are willing to work but fall into poverty.”
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The Lords of Poverty: The Power, Prestige, and Corruption of the International Aid Business
24.  The Lords of Poverty: The Power, Prestige, and Corruption of the International Aid Business by Graham Hancock
The list author says:
“I agree with this.  See also William Shawcross, Deliver Us from Evil, on how our mis-directed “humanitarian” assistance creates black markets and prolongs civil conflicts.”
$12.25   Used & New from: $5.12
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Submerge: Living Deep in a Shallow World: Service, Justice and Contemplation Among the World's Poor
25.  Submerge: Living Deep in a Shallow World: Service, Justice and Contemplation Among the World’s Poor by John B. Hayes
The list author says:
“Worthy.  I would like to restore universal service with one big difference: not only does every American serve after high school or after college if they sign  a contract prior to entering college, but they can choose one of three paths: armed forces, peace corps, or homeland service teaching or helping the poor.  Immigrants desiring citizenship must sserve two years to qualify.”
$12.40   Used & New from: $3.12
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy
26.  The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy by William J. Wilson
The list author says:
“Useful overview.”
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One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All
27.  One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All by Mark R. Rank
The list author says:
“Bingo.”
$19.81   Used & New from: $1.74
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
Awakening Hippocrates: A Primer on Health, Poverty, And Global Service
28.  Awakening Hippocrates: A Primer on Health, Poverty, And Global Service by Edward O’Neil
The list author says:
“Provocative.”
$25.51   Used & New from: $13.63
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
Understanding Poverty
29.  Understanding Poverty by Sheldon H. Danziger
The list author says:
“Helpful.”
$31.99   Used & New from: $0.63
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review) | 1 customer discussion
Promises Not Kept: Poverty and The Betrayal of Third World Development
30.  Promises Not Kept: Poverty and The Betrayal of Third World Development by John Isbister
The list author says:
“See the books on predatory capitalism at the top of the list.”
$18.13   Used & New from: $6.89
2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order
31.  The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order by Michel Chossudovsky
The list author says:
“Important thoughtful views.”
$15.63   Used & New from: $10.43
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
The Manufacture of Evil: Ethics, Evolution and the Industrial System
32.  The Manufacture of Evil: Ethics, Evolution and the Industrial System by Lionel Tiger
The list author says:
“Core book on how industrial era killed trust, kinship, and ethics.”
Used & New from: $0.24
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
33.  Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
The list author says:
“No more than 10% of this book is flakey (working for NSA).  This is pure gold and needs to be taken very seriously.”
$10.88   Used & New from: $1.94
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (913 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions
The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism
34.  The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism by John C. Bogle
The list author says:
“The author nails it–our financial system is consolidating wealth at the top, looting the commonwealth, and destroying the seed corn of our nation, educated fully employed people.”
$18.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy
35.  The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy by William Greider
The list author says:
“This brilliant book nails it–immoral predatory capitalism is killing the USA as well as the rest of the world.”
$11.73   Used & New from: $0.63
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
Pathology Of Power
36.  Pathology Of Power by Cousins Norman
The list author says:
“Applies to corporations as well as governments.”
$18.95   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
The Corporation
37.  The Corporation DVD ~ Milton Friedman
The list author says:
“This is a MUST for every Amewrican.  Host a party and show this one week-end, and Wal-Mart the next.  Then show Bush’s Brain DVD.  See my list of serious DVDs.”
$19.93   Used & New from: $7.68
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Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
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2007 Threat #01 Poverty Top Centers

EIN Starting Points/Rank

ActionAid Internationalexternal link
Founded in 1972, based in S. Africa, works with local partners to fight poverty and injustice worldwide, reaching over 13 million of the poorest and most vulnerable people over the last year alone, helping them fight for and gain their rights to food, shelter, work, education, healthcare and a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. 1

European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)external link
A representative network of NGOs and groups involved in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the Member States of the European Union. English and French, with many documents are available in other languages. 2

Inter-American Development Bank – Sustainable Development Dept.external link
Poverty & Inequality Unit – The mission of the Unit is to provide technical leadership for the Bank and its member governments in the areas of poverty reduction and promoting social equity, and to contribute to enhancing the quality of the Bank’s lending and non-lending activities so as to increase their impact on poverty reduction and social equity. 3

Overseas Development Institute – Poverty & Public Policy Groupexternal link
PPPG’s mission is to contribute through research, advice and communication to measures that work effectively towards the goal of eradicating poverty on a global scale. The research spans all aspects of public policy for poverty reduction, including “upstream” policy and management issues and “downstream” analysis of the causes of poverty and social exclusion. 4

World Bank – Poverty Netexternal link
Provides an introduction to key issues as well as in-depth information on poverty measurement, monitoring, analysis, and on poverty reduction strategies for researchers and practitioners. 5

Oxfamexternal link
Development, relief, and campaigning organisation that works with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world. 6

Development Gateway – Povertyexternal link
Working with governments, international donors and private local and global organizations, DG focuses on areas where Internet processes can deliver high impact results, such as public procurement, aid fund management, aid coordination, and the rapid exchange of lessons and best practices. 7

UNITUSexternal link
A U.S. and India-based nonprofit organization taking a hybrid approach to fighting global poverty using proven strategies from the venture capital, investment banking and strategy consulting industries. 8

Catholic Campaign for Human Development-Poverty USAexternal link
Provides facts about poverty in America as well as information on organizations, communities, and individuals addressing the issue. 9

GTZexternal link
Germany-based GTZ provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalized world. We support complex reforms and change processes. All our activities are geared to improving people’s living conditions and prospects on a sustainable basis. Site also in French and German. 10

Poverty Mappingexternal link
Maintained by UNEP, promoting the use of poverty maps in policy making and targeting assistance, particularly in the areas of food security and environmental management. 11

Eldis Poverty Research Guideexternal link
Supports the analyses of poverty and related implications of social and economic policies within Africa, Asia and Latin America. A knowledge service of UK-based Institute of Development Studies. 12

Earth Instituteexternal link
Columbia University – brings together talent from throughout the university to address complex issues facing the planet and its inhabitants, with particular focus on sustainable development and the needs of the world’s poor. 13

Asia Productivity Organizationexternal link
APO’s mission is to contribute to the socioeconomic development of Asia and the Pacific through enhancing productivity by strengthening competitiveness, harmonizing environmental protection, and enhancing social fairness. 14

ONEexternal link
Aims to help Americans raise their voice as ONE against the emergency of AIDS and extreme poverty, so that decision makers will do more to save millions of lives in the poorest countries by allocating an additional ONE percent of the U.S. budget toward providing basic needs like health, education, clean water and food. 15

Third World Network Africaexternal link
An NGO which carries out Research and Advocacy on issues of social and economic policy that advances the needs and interests of peoples of African and other third world countries (especially marginalized social groups), a fair distribution of world’s resources, and forms of development which are sustainable and fulfill human needs. 16

Economic Development Directoryexternal link
Directory of websites of over 2000 economic development agencies, consultants and associations worldwide. Every website listed has significant economic development information. 17

2007 Threat #01 Poverty Forecast

PDF: Poverty

THREAT:  Poverty

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – attributed to. Lao Tzu

Poverty in the developing world should not be confused with emergencies. Anyone can have a sudden need for food and shelter (New Orleans after Katrina). International programs against “poverty” go beyond this to building the capacity of a population to maintain and grow the means of self-sufficiency.

If “real” aid is drilling wells, not bottled water, it is also about training locals to drill wells and maintain machinery. Action against poverty is now seen as a mix of Aid, Trade, Investment, Migration, Environment, Security, Technology. As well as shipping in bags of grain, it is more important to stop the war that will destroy the next crop, to invent appropriate technologies (the cow-dung radio in India), and to build local economies through investment and trade. Migration is contentious – accepting the unskilled and displaced counts as aid, but enticing every trained nurse in Ghana to London not only does not count as aid but is a negative step for Ghana.

The US is 20th in the world for aid as a portion of GDP (0.14%). 72% of this is tied aid (“with strings”) and much goes to less poor and totalitarian regimes.* US aid is perceived to be largely directed by national interest, whereas some nations, such as Denmark (first in world ranking), seem motivated otherwise – if Danish secret agendas exist they are well hidden. But in the broadest view aid is about self-interest. In Somalia, failure to understand root problems and obsession with forming a nation in a preconceived image led to a decade of bronze-age governance. Islamists now seem the only hope for stable government, and a shining hope in Africa for Taliban-style regimes. What started as an aid problem ended as a political problem because the earlier efforts were unbearably tainted with politics.

*Many facts quoted are from Center for Global Development.[USA], http://www.cgdev.org.

Near-Term:

For aid to be effective in the longer term – to be “real” – donors need to understand bottom-line causes. Some are geographical (systematic lack of water), many are social/political (enduring clan and tribal rivalries), many are simple perfidy (corrupt regimes and callous middle class elites).  In each case the solution is dictated by the cause and is often obvious. Educating policy-makers in the underlying causes of each aid case goes a long way to making aid effective.

Mid-Term:

Even blind incompetence is better than aid for doctrinaire or the wrong reasons. The top-down approach of the 1960’s – fortify the rulers and elites and they will fix their countries – is discredited for good reason. It resulted in a sudden demand for Rolls Royce cars, weapons, and deterioration in subsistence societies.  Recipients should not have to convert to Jesus – or the Danish way of life – to eat. A recent notion – fix poverty one village at a time (bottom-up) – is the most rational approach with the best chance of success thus far.

Long-Term:

Many Asian nations jumped from primitive telephone net-works to ubiquitous internet and cellular networks. This technological leap-frog awaits developing nations. The West will be burdened with 2nd or 3rd generation modalities when poorest nation will suddenly have 4th generation technol-ogies. In 10 years the West will be weighed down by old costly infrastructure (the London tube) and many “developing” nations will be growing from strength to strength driven by clean, green high-tech practices.

2007 Threat #02 Infectious Disease Top Cited Authors

Published, as of March 2007.  # articles, # citations.

Takashi Suzuki 66 33995
Department of Biochemistry,
Department of Radiobiochemistry,
University of Shizuoka,
School of Pharmaceutical Science,
52-1 Yada, Shizuoka-shi 422, Japan

Yi Li 56 32905
Centre de microbiologie et biotechnologie,
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier,
Université du Québec,
531 boul. des Prairies, Laval,
Québec H7V 1B7, Canada

Sanjay Kumarexternal link 118 30011
Bacterial and Parasitic Diseases Section,
Division of Emerging and Transfusion Transmitted Diseases,
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research,
Food and Drug Administration, HFM-313,
1401 Rockville Pike,
Rockville, MD 20852-1448

Jun Li 68 29576
Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases,
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda, MD 20892-0425

Jeffrey I. Cohenexternal link 62 26976
Medical Virology Section,
Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases,
National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda, MD 20982-1888

Arvind Kumar 90 23593
Departments of Gastroenterology,
Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences,
Lucknow 226 014 India

Yasuo Suzuki 61 21478
CREST,
Japan Science and Technology Agency,
Saitama, 332-0012, Japan

Seth Kalichmanexternal link 91 18522
Department of Psychology,
University of Connecticut,
406 Babbidge Road,
Storrs, CT 06269

Jean H. Kim 53 16962
Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region,
People’s Republic of China

Gupta S 73 15107
Division of Infectious Diseases,
Indiana University
School of Medicine,
Wishard Hospital,
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Sharma Sk 131 11240
Department of Medicine,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
New Delhi, India

Kuo-Hsiung Leeexternal link 54 8921
Division of Medicinal Chemistry,
School of Pharmacy,
University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

Yoshifumi Takedaexternal link 50 7943
Faculty of Human Life Sciences,
Jissen Women’s University,
Hino, Tokyo 191-8510, Japan

Peter Andersen 98 5559
Statens Serum Institute,
Copenhagen, Denmark

Nirmal Kumar Gangulyexternal link 57 3881
Department of Gastroenterology,
G B Pant Hospital,
New Delhi 110 002 India

Stefan H. E. Kaufmannexternal link 98 3705
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology,
Department of Immunology,
Schumannstr, 21-22,
10117 Berlin, Germany

Stewart T. Coleexternal link 68 3643
Génétique Moléculaire Bactérienne and
Biochimie Structurale Units,
Institut Pasteur,
Paris 75724 Cedex 15, France

Robert K. Heatonexternal link 20 3600
HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center,
University of California San Diego,
La Jolla, CA

Reto Brunexternal link 71 3445
Swiss Tropical Institute,
CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland

Jeffrey A. Kellyexternal link 67 3015
Center for AIDS Intervention Research,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine,
Medical College of Wisconsin,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Nicholas J. Whiteexternal link 213 2996
Faculty of Tropical Medicine,
Mahidol University,
420/6 Rajvithi Rd.,
Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Richard E. Chaissonexternal link 63 2824
Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore, MD

Sujit K. Bhattacharyaexternal link 89 2289
Rajendra Memorial Research Institute
of Medical Sciences,
Agamkuan, India

John D. Clemensexternal link 56 2263
Retired (P.C.); Department of Pediatrics,
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria,
Peoria, IL

Mendel E. Singerexternal link 26 2228
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine,
WG-57, 10900 Euclid Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44106

Paul D. Clearyexternal link 16 2147
Dean of Public Health,
Chair, Epidemiology and Public Health
Yale School of Public Health
60 College Street
P.O. Box 208034
New Haven, CT 06520.8034

J. A. Cataniaexternal link 50 2118
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies,
University of California, San Francisco,
74 New Montgomery, Suite 600,
San Francisco, CA 94105

Ron D. Haysexternal link 23 2095
UCLA AIDS Institute Center for AIDS Research,
Los Angeles, CA

Chris Dyeexternal link 49 2002
Communicable Diseases,
World Health Organization,
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

Yo Hoshinoexternal link 52 1993
Department of Pediatrics,
Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine,
Nagoya, Japan

Robert G. Websterexternal link 62 1977
Division of Virology,
Department of Infectious Diseases,
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,
Memphis, Tennessee

Don C. Des Jarlaisexternal link 44 1962
Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Chemical Dependency Institute,
Beth Israel Medical Center,
New York, NY

Adrian V S Hillexternal link 113 1957
Nuffield Department of Medicine,
University of Oxford,
John Radcliffe Hospital,
Oxford, OX3 9DU, UK

David Vlahovexternal link 132 1923
New York Academy of Medicine,
Center for Urban Epidemiological Studies,
New York, NY

Louis H. Millerexternal link 55 1858
Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research,
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892

Rex Forehandexternal link 18 1857
Department of Psychology,
University of Vermont, VT

Robert W. Snowexternal link 113 1856
Kenya Medical Research Institute–
Wellcome Trust Collaborative Program,
00100 GPO, PO Box 43640,
Nairobi, Kenya

Jan Holmgrenexternal link 60 1745
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and
Göteborg University Vaccine Research Institute (GUVAX),
Göteborg University,
SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden

Peter M. Smallexternal link 51 1698
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine,
Stanford University Medical Center,
Stanford, CA 94305

Ian M. Ormeexternal link 85 1684
Colorado State University,
Fort Collins, CO 80523

D. B. Youngexternal link 53 1661
MRC Tuberculosis and Related Infections Unit
London W12 OHS, UK

Julio S. G. Montanerexternal link 78 1567
St. Paul’s Hospital/
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mary K. Estesexternal link 52 1501
Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology,
Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, TX

Ralph J. Diclementeexternal link 25 1500
Departments of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education,
Emory University,
Atlanta, GA

Roger I. Glassexternal link 91 1498
National Center for Infectious Diseases,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Atlanta, GA

Patrick J. Brennanexternal link 90 1416
Mycobacterial Research Laboratories,
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology,
Colorado State University,
Fort Collins, CO

Mary Jane Rotheram-Borusexternal link 65 1394
Center for Community Health,
University of California,
Los Angeles, CA

Stephen L. Hoffmanexternal link 79 1378
Sanaria Inc.,
12115 Parklawn Drive Suite L,
Rockville, MD 20852

David A. Cooperexternal link 50 1366
National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research,
University of New South Wales,
Sydney, Australia

Jerry R. Mcgheeexternal link 50 1365
University of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, Alabama

C. H. Lu 50 1316
Department of Neurology,
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital,
123, Ta Pei Road,
Niao Sung Hsiang,
Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan

Thomas J. Coatesexternal link 43 1298
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies,
University of California,
San Francisco, CA

Margaret A. Chesneyexternal link 26 1287
University of California San Francisco,
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies,
74 New Montgomery St., Suite 600,
San Francisco, CA 94105

Anthony D. Harriesexternal link 96 1286
National Tuberculosis Control Programme,
Ministry of Health and Population,
Lilongwe, Malawi

Vincent Sorianoexternal link 84 1235
Director, Dept. of Infectious Diseases
Hospital Carlos III,
Madrid, Spain

James A. Inciardiexternal link 21 1230
Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies,
University of Delaware,
Coral Gables, Florida

Tomas Jelinek 55 1200
Institute of Tropical Medicine,
Humboldt University,
Berlin, Germany

Kevin Marshexternal link 119 1172
Kenya Medical Research Institute/
Wellcome Trust Programme,
Centre for Geographic Medicine Research,
Coast, Kilifi District Hospital,
Kilifi, Kenya

Allan Saul 60 1168
Malaria Vaccine Development Unit,
NIAID, National Institutes of Health, Twinbrook I,
5640 Fisher Lane,
Rockville, MD 20853

Anamika Nath 62 1061
Division of Infectious Diseases,
School of Medicine, Scaife Hall,
University of Pittsburgh,
3550 Terrace Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Marcel Tannerexternal link 135 1056
Swiss Tropical Institute,
PO Box, CH-4002
Basel, Switzerland

Michael W. Rossexternal link 32 1015
Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research,
School of Public Health,
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,
Houston, Texas

Gerry V. Stimsonexternal link 16 997
Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour,
Imperial College London,
London, England

Roy M. Andersonexternal link 18 990
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology,
Faculty of Medicine,
Imperial College London,
St Mary’s Campus, Norfolk Place,
London W2 1PG, UK

Kenrad E. Nelsonexternal link 18 988
Department of Epidemiology,
Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health,
Baltimore, MD

Ron Stallexternal link 22 984
Prevention Research Branch,
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention,
National Center for HIV, STD, TB Prevention,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Atlanta, 30333, GA

Nalin Rastogiexternal link 62 969
Institut Pasteur de Guadeloupe,
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

François Nostenexternal link 84 966
Faculty of Tropical Medicine,
Mahidol University,
Bangkok, Thailand

Dick Menziesexternal link 53 950
Respiratory Division
McGill University Health Centre, and McGill University
Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Samuel R. Friedmanexternal link 48 934
National Development and Research Institutes,
New York, New York

Judith A. Steinexternal link 23 921
Vaccine Research Center,
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
National Institutes of Health,
40 Convent Drive,
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-3017

D. A. Enarsonexternal link 60 916
Scientific Activities Unit,
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease,
Paris, France

Alan F. Cowmanexternal link 83 910
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research,
Parkville VIC 3050, Australia

Stephen A. Wardexternal link 50 903
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine,
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Robert Colebundersexternal link 49 902
Institute of Tropical Medicine,
Antwerp, Belgium

William R. Jacobs, Jr.external link 77 901
Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
Bronx, New York 10461

Tom H. M. Ottenhoffexternal link 59 898
Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion,
Leiden University Medical Center,
Leiden, The Netherlands

Sanjeev Krishnaexternal link 70 868
Department of Infectious Diseases,
St. George’s Hospital Medical School,
London SW17, United Kingdom

Michael P. Careyexternal link 23 860
Department of Psychology and Center for Health and Behavior,
Syracuse University,
Syracuse, New York

Anthony A. Holderexternal link 51 860
Division of Parasitology,
National Institute for Medical Research,
Mill Hill, London, UK

G. J. Hubaexternal link 16 849
The Measurement Group,
5811A Uplander Way,
Culver City, CA 90230

Christine Katlamaexternal link 54 838
Department of Virology-EA2387 and Infectious Diseases,
Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital,
Paris, France

Simon L. Croftexternal link 56 820
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases,
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,
London, United Kingdom

Shyam Sundar 75 818
Kala-azar Medical Research Centre,
Muzaffarpur, India

Robert B. Teshexternal link 50 787
University of Texas Medical Branch,
Galveston, Texas

Steven R. Meshnickexternal link 50 771
Department of Epidemiology,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Chapel Hill, NC

Hans W. Pfisterexternal link 58 766
Department of Neurology,
Max von Pettenkofer Institute,
Ludwig-Maximilian-University,
Munich, Germany

Eleanor M. Rileyexternal link 50 765
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases,
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,
London, United Kingdom

Kevin C. Kainexternal link 70 724
University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Roberto Manfrediexternal link 63 720
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine,
Division of Infectious Diseases,
University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum ,
S. Orsola Hospital,
Bologna, Italy

David D. Celentanoexternal link 49 713
Department of Epidemiology,
Johns Hopkins University,
Bloomberg School of Public Health,
Baltimore, MD

Anders Björkmanexternal link 51 708
Malaria Research Laboratory,
Unit of Infectious Diseases,
Department of Medicine,
Karolinska University Hospital,
Karolinska Institute,
Stockholm, Sweden

Philip J. Rosenthalexternal link 91 704
Department of Medicine,
San Francisco General Hospital,
University of California,
San Francisco, CA

Anke A. Ehrhardtexternal link 17 683
HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies,
New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University,
New York, NY

Ronald O. Valdiserriexternal link 19 683
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
600 Clifton Road (E07),
Atlanta, GA

David A. Sackexternal link 86 680
Vaccine Testing Unit,
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,
Baltimore, MD

François Dabisexternal link 76 677
NSERM U593,
Université Victor Ségalen,
146 rue Léo Saignat,
33076 Bordeaux, France

Peter A Selwynexternal link 22 673
Department of Family and Social Medicine,
Montefiore Medical Center,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
Bronx, NY 10467

W. Henry Boomexternal link 49 653
Department of Medicine,
Division of Infectious Diseases,
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Note that this is the sum of articles indexed in the Social SciSearch and SciSearch databases, not a universal count of all the author’s writings.

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Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics
18.  Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics by Dr. John McKenna
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Essentials of Environmental Health
19.  Essentials of Environmental Health by Robert H. Friis
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International Travel Health Guide
20.  International Travel Health Guide by Stuart Rose
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Timebomb : The Global Epidemic of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
21.  Timebomb : The Global Epidemic of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis by Lee B. Reichman
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Plagues & Poxes: The Impact of Human History on Epidemic Disease
22.  Plagues & Poxes: The Impact of Human History on Epidemic Disease by Alfred J. Bollet
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How I Conquered Cancer Naturally
23.  How I Conquered Cancer Naturally by Eydie Mae
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New York Times Deadly Invaders: Virus Outbreaks Around the World, from Marburn Fever to Avian Flu
24.  New York Times Deadly Invaders: Virus Outbreaks Around the World, from Marburn Fever to Avian Flu by Denise Grady
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Infections of Leisure
25.  Infections of Leisure by David Schlossberg
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Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins
26.  Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins by Thomas E. Levy
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Revenge of the Microbes: How Bacterial Resistance Is Undermining the Antibiotic Miracle
27.  Revenge of the Microbes: How Bacterial Resistance Is Undermining the Antibiotic Miracle by Abigail A. Salyers
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The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition
28.  The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition by W. J. Rorabaugh
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“Worth noting.  Homosexuality is not a disease, it is a genetic condition.  Alcohol kills vastly more people and costs vastly more in damages than marijuana.  So why are we putting all these people in jail for marijuana and allowing restuarants to serve alcohol with no designated driver at the table?”
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Bioterrorism: Guidelines for Medical and Public Health Management
29.  Bioterrorism: Guidelines for Medical and Public Health Management by Donald A. Henderson MD
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“As one of the first CIA officers to chase terrorists, ostensibly full-time, in the 1980’s, I have to say, books like this are largely worthless.  The biological and chemical toxins we allow Wal-Mart and Dupont and others to spew into the Earth are vastly more likely to take out millions than anything a terrorist might do.”
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2007 Threat #02 Infectious Disease Top Centers

EIN Starting Points/Rank

Centers for Disease Control – Emerging Infectious Diseasesexternal link
U. S. CDC Site – Tracking trends and analyzing new and reemerging infectious disease issues around the world. 1

World Health Organization – Infectious Diseasesexternal link
Provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on this topic. Also shown are links to related web sites and topics. 2

International Society for Infectious Diseasesexternal link
Goals of ISID are to increase the knowledge base of infectious diseases through research and enhance the professional development of individuals in this discipline; extend and transfer technical expertise in infectious diseases and microbiology; and create and foster partnerships for the control and cost-effective management of infectious diseases around the world. 3

AIDS Education Global Information System (AEGiS)external link
The AEGiS mission is to facilitate access to current patient/clinician information, specific to HIV/AIDS via state-of-the-art technology and to preserve for future generations a global history of the pandemic with our historical news and treatment database. Claims to be the largest free-access virtual AIDS library on earth. 4

Globalhealthfacts.orgexternal link
A project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, provides free, up-to-date and easy-to-access data by country on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other key health and socio-economic indicators. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and color-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses. 5

Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malariaexternal link
Created to finance a dramatic turn-around in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. These diseases kill over 6 million people each year, and the numbers are growing. Operates as a financial instrument, not an implementing authority. Site in several languages. 6

TDR- The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseasesexternal link
An independent global program of scientific collaboration, co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank and WHO, it aims to help coordinate, support and influence global efforts to combat a portfolio of major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged. TDR focuses on neglected infectious diseases that disproportionally affect poor and marginalized populations. 7

Hong Kong Society for Infectious Diseasesexternal link
Goals of HKID are to promote the advancement of the study of infectious diseases and to keep the medical profession and the public well informed of the latest developments in the battle against infectious agents. 8

GAVIexternal link
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations – Mission is to save children’s lives and protect people’s health through the widespread use of vaccines. Site includes info on impact of GAVI, country proposals and country monitoring reports. Reports in several languages. 9

Global Emerging Infections Surveillance & Response Systemexternal link
Established in 1996 as expanded mission of the U.S. DoD, to include support of global surveillance, training, research, and response to emerging infectious disease threats through: centralized coordination; improved preventive health programs and epidemiological capabilities; and enhanced involvement with military treatment facilities and U.S. and overseas laboratories. 10

Center for Complex Infectious Diseasesexternal link
The primary mission of CCID is to determine the nature, origin, disease associations, modes of transmission, methods of diagnosis and responses to therapy of complex infectious diseases, and to disseminate such information. CCID is currently specializing in the detection and characterization of viruses which have undergone a “stealth” adaptation to avoid elimination by the immune system. 11

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalitionexternal link
AVAC is a community and consumer based organization, founded to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of vaccines against HIV/AIDS. Provides independent analysis, policy advocacy, public education and mobilization to enhance AIDS vaccine research and development. 12

Stop TB Partnershipexternal link
Goal is to eliminae TB as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB. Comprises a network of international organizations, countries, donors from the public and private sectors, governmental and nongovernmental organizations and individuals that have expressed an interest in working together to achieve this goal. 13

Prevention of Avian Influenzaexternal link
Hong Kong-based site providing information on Avian Influenza H5N1 aka “Bird Flu”. Includes What’s News, hotline, related links. In English and Chinese. 14

LEPRA.org.ukexternal link
LEPRA is a medical development charity with a mission to restore health, hope and dignity to people affected by leprosy and other diseases of poverty. We currently work in 10 of the world’s most deprived countries covering a population of approximately 300 million. 15

2007 Threat #02 Infectious Disease Forecast

PDF: Infectious Disease

THREAT:  Infectious Disease

Globalization and freedom of air travel allow a communicable human disease to travel from anywhere to anywhere else within 24 hours. Short of blood tests and lengthy quarantine of travelers there is little that can be done to prevent a carrier of a highly communicable, highly lethal disease walking the streets of a large population centre today. The use of disease as a new asymmetric tactic would make explosives seem primitive. Walking the path to martyrdom through densely populated cities infected with a well-chosen disease, a “dead man walking” could bring havoc – and fear. But if the “terrorists” don’t do it, diseases assisted only by ignorance and negligence may get there first. Broadly speaking, diseases have three sources:
Protozoa – the tiniest of animals typically inhabiting water and other animals as parasites; the commonest example is malaria, threatening one-twelfth of the human population, caused by protozoans in the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Such diseases can be prevented by physical interdiction (DDT, mosquito nets) and medication treating or repairing the effects.

Bacteria – microscopic single celled organisms; life would not exist without bacteria in animal digestion, the nitrogen cycle and other essential processes. But some bacteria turn to the dark side – tuberculosis readily treatable if diagnosed early is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Bacillus anthracis can form hardy air-borne spores and cause highly lethal anthrax. Common treatments are killing the bacteria before it infects or the use of the appropriate antibiotic after infection.

Viruses, the ultimate in simplicity and masters of self-preservation, are simply a nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) instruction-set covered by a protein sheath. They reproduce only by penetrating cells and using the cell’s reproductive mechanism to replicate themselves. Variations in copying the code produces mutations of the virus. Examples are highly contagious, high lethality Ebola caused by an airborne virus spores and H5N1 (avian influenza) that is highly communicable among some animals but non-communicable (or weakly communicable) to humans. Such infections are commonly prevented or attenuated by injecting a vaccine, small doses of crippled or dead versions of the target virus, that teaches the body’s immune system what to kill on sight.

That’s the good news. DDT remains the most effective interdiction against malaria but it is banned in most developed nations because of the devastating persistent effect on the environment. Use of the wrong antibiotic, or misuse, or over-use creates – by natural selection – strains of bacteria that are resistant to many or all antibiotics. Mutation of viruses means that the vaccine administered today after three months development may be useless against a mutant version of the virus that appeared in the infected subject yesterday. Simple changes in the protein sheath will render it invisible to an immune system trained by a vaccine to recognise other characteristics. The worst case is when a virus attacks the cells of the immune system itself – as with HIV/AIDS.

These “second generation” dangers of infectious diseases are not just theoretical. A new strain of tuberculosis identified recently in South Africa is quickly fatal in HIV/AIDS patients and a disease once thought beaten may spread around the world anew. A mutation in the H5N1 virus is theoretically possible any day and would make it highly communicable to humans. A range of vaccine-preventable diseases thought to be eliminated in developed countries such as measles, mumps, whooping cough, and poliomyelitis are making a reappearance – complacency has led to a drop-off in vaccination and many doctors have “forgotten” to look for these diseases in patients. Neglect of these vaccination programs poses the hazard of self-inflicted epidemics. The over-use and misuse of antibiotics over decades, particularly in the US, is acknowledged as a major contributor to new more dangerous strains of pathogens such as some Staphylococci that are found only in hospitals.

Apart from these dangers to ourselves, miscreants using asymmetric tactics can bring immense harm to populations by transporting uncommon but highly contagious pathogens to highly populated areas. Whether a pathogen is weaponisable is a buzz-word in this field; that is, can it be produced, packaged, transported and effectively deployed in potent, dispersed form. Anthrax in spore form is well-suited to this but a range of other pathogens can be presented in a matrix of lethality and deployability. There is little confidence that health infrastructures could cope beyond a few days or weeks against even a small but effective pathogen attack in a large population centre — the health services themselves will be the first victim, followed possibly by public order. Mortality will be a mere detail.

Near-Term:

There is every indication that a public health investment would yield worthwhile benefits in doing the easily do-able — education of doctors and the population about vaccination, misuse of antibiotics, and early detection and treatment of diseases such as tuberculosis.  Meanwhile, the security community should continue to inventory the hazards from various pathogens – lethality vs. communicability vs. availability vs. deployability vs. treatments vs. likelihood. A careful study may show that anthrax (and VX) is the least of worries.

Mid-Term:

The abilities of the biological sciences around the world is as good as scientific discovery allows. The weakest link by far is government coordination in the mitigation of avoidable endemic diseases, fore-knowledge of the logically possible types of pathogen attacks by miscreants, and planning for response in the event of such attacks. Planning and exercises around the world prompted by the perceived H5N1 threat are encouraging but exercises and resource planning should accommodate a range of incubation periods and infection rates. Many variations will provide very bleak results.

Long-Term:

Control of airspace, liquids on aircraft, quick temperature measurement of incoming travelers and other measures all mitigate against some forms of biological attack. One scenario worthy of exploring is a highly contagious, highly lethal (or debilitating) disease with a long incubation period and long period of contagion. Concealing a weapon of mass destruction in the cells of the body is simple, cheap, effective, and un-detectable until vast numbers of people have been infected. Generally, the actors in this scenario need to be prepared to die but that might not be an impediment.

2007 Threat #03 Environmental Degradation Top Cited Authors

Published experts as of March 2007 (Articles/Citations)

Karl W BUTZERexternal link 3 903 ]
Department of Geography and the Environment,
The University of Texas at Austin,
Austin, TX 78712

TURNER BLexternal link 5 747
George Perkins Marsh Institute,
Clark University,
950 Main Street,
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

KIRK R. SMITHexternal link 3 623
Environmental Health Sciences,
University of California,
Berkeley, California 94720-7360

Edward B Barbierexternal link 4 584
Department of Economics and Finance,
University of Wyoming
PO Box 3985,
Laramie, WY 82071-3985

A. Lans Bovenbergexternal link 4 525
CentER,
Tilburg University,
P.O. Box 90153,
5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands

ROBERT N. STAVINSexternal link 3 399
Harvard University –
John F. Kennedy School of Government;
Resources for the Future
Cambridge, MA 02138

Rick van der Ploegexternal link 3 367
European University Institute
Badia Fiesolana,
Via dei Roccettini, 9
I – 50014 San Domenico di Fiesole Italia

Shogren, Jason F.external link 3 340
University of Wyoming,
Box 3985,
Laramie, WY 82071

PHILIP M. FEARNSIDEexternal link 3 313
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA),
Caixa Postal 478,
Manaus 69083-000, Amazonas, Brasil

James K. Boyceexternal link 3 306
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003

Kathleen Segersonexternal link 3 299
Department of Economics
University of Connecticut
341 Mansfield Road, Unit 1063
Storrs, CT 06269-1063

Brian R. Copelandexternal link 3 285
University of British Columbia
2329 West Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Donald C. Coleexternal link 3 283
Department of Public Health Sciences,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Toronto,
12 Queen’s Park Crescent,
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8, Canada

W. Neil Adgerexternal link 9 259
Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE),
School of Environmental Sciences,
University of East Anglia,
Norwich, NR4 7TJ, U.K

Richard S.J. Tolexternal link 3 249
Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change,
Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh, PA

Carl Folkeexternal link 3 242
Department of Systems Ecology,
Stockholm University,
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden

DAVID I. STERNexternal link 3 240
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Troy, NY

Dallas Burtrawexternal link 4 214
Quality of Environment Division,
Resources for the Future,
1616 P St. NW,
Washington, DC 20036

Ian W.H. Parryexternal link 3 209
Resources for the Future
1616 P Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Eric F. Lambinexternal link 5 191
Department of Geography,
Université catholique de Louvain,
place Louis Pasteur, 3,
1348 Louvain-La-Neuve, BELGIQUE

Matthew A. Coleexternal link 8 172
Department of Economics
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Matthew Kahnexternal link 4 158
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

James S. Shortleexternal link 7 126
Pennsylvania State University
312 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802

Neha Khannaexternal link 3 117
Department of Economics & Environmental Studies Program,
State University of New York at Binghamton,
PO Box 6000,
Binghamton, NY

Y. Hossein Farzinexternal link 3 110
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616

Eugene A. Rosaexternal link 3 110
Washington State University
Pullman, Washington

Per G. FREDRIKSSONexternal link 5 96
Department of Economics,
Southern Methodist University,
PO Box 750496,
Dallas, TX 75275-0496

Anastasios Xepapadeasexternal link 3 88
University of Crete,
Department of Economics
University Campus, 74 100
Rethymno, Greece

Alok K. BOHARAexternal link 4 80
Department of Economics,
University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Michael Jerrettexternal link 5 79
School of Geography and Geology and
McMaster Institute of Environment and Health,
McMaster University,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

David G. Ablerexternal link 5 78
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology,
The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA 16828

Robert P. Berrensexternal link 3 78
Department of Economics,
University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

PERZ SGexternal link 4 68
University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL 32611

Peter H. Verburgexternal link 3 68
Department of Environmental Sciences,
Wageningen University,
PO Box 47,
6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands

Ing-Marie Grenexternal link 3 63
Department of Economics,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU),
Box 7013,
75005 Uppsala, Sweden

GEE GCexternal link 3 60
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education,
School of Public Health,
University of Michigan,
1420 Washington Heights, Room M5224,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Reyer Gerlaghexternal link 3 58
IVM, Vrije University
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

RICHARD DAMANIAexternal link 3 56
University of Adelaide
ADELAIDE SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Harriet Bulkeleyexternal link 4 51
Durham University
University Office
Old Elvet
Durham DH1 3HP UK

Richard D. Horanexternal link 7 48
Department of Agricultural Economics,
Michigan State University,
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

Daniel L. Millimetexternal link 3 45
Department of Economics,
Southern Methodist University,
Dallas, 75275-0496

Alexander E. Farrellexternal link 3 36
Energy and Resources Group,
University of California,
Berkeley, CA 94720–3050

John D. Eylesexternal link 4 31
McMaster Institute of Environment and Health,
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4L8 CANADA

Erwin H. Bulteexternal link 3 31
Department of Economics,
Tilburg University,
P.O. Box 90153,
5000 LE Tilburg, Netherlands

Michael Lipsettexternal link 3 31
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment,
California Environmental Protection Agency,
Oakland, CA

Christian Brannstromexternal link 3 26
Dept. of Geography
Texas A&M University
810 O&M Building
College Station, Texas 77843-3147

Gavin M. Hilson 3 24
Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM),
School of Environment and Development,
University of Manchester,
Manchester M13 9QH UK

BUZZELLI M external link 4 23
Department of Geography,
University of British Columbia,
984 West Mall,
Vancouver, BC, Canada

LUERS ALexternal link 3 16
Union of Concerned Scientists,
2397 Shattuck Avenue, Ste. 203,
Berkeley, CA 94704

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2007 Threat #03 Environmental Degradation Top Books

Earth Threat #3: Environmental Degradation

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
(TOP 500 REVIEWER)    (HALL OF FAME REVIEWER)
The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
High Noon: Twenty Global Problems, Twenty Years to Solve Them
1.  High Noon: Twenty Global Problems, Twenty Years to Solve Them by J. F. Rischard
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The Future of Life
2.  The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson
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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming
3.  Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming by Paul Hawken
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The Value of Life: Biological Diversity And Human Society
4.  The Value of Life: Biological Diversity And Human Society by Stephen R. Kellert
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Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
5.  Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken
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The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability
6.  The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability by Paul Hawken
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Ecological Economics: Principles And Applications
7.  Ecological Economics: Principles And Applications by Herman E. Daly
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For The Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future
8.  For The Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future by John B. Cobb Jr.
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Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble
9.  Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester Russell Brown
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State of the World 2001 (Worldwatch Institute Books)
10.  State of the World 2001 (Worldwatch Institute Books) by Lester Russell Brown
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Restoring the Earth: Visionary Solutions from the Bioneers
11.  Restoring the Earth: Visionary Solutions from the Bioneers by Ken Ausubel
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500 Ways to Change the World
12.  500 Ways to Change the World by Global Ideas Bank
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Looking Back to Think Ahead: GREEN India 2047
13.  Looking Back to Think Ahead: GREEN India 2047 by P V Sridharan
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Eco-Pioneers: Practical Visionaries Solving Today's Environmental Problems
14.  Eco-Pioneers: Practical Visionaries Solving Today’s Environmental Problems by Steve Lerner
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Voices for the Earth: Vital Ideas from America's Best Environmental Books
15.  Voices for the Earth: Vital Ideas from America’s Best Environmental Books by Daniel D. Chiras
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Sharing the Work, Sparing the Planet: Work Time Reduction, Consumption and the Environment
16.  Sharing the Work, Sparing the Planet: Work Time Reduction, Consumption and the Environment by Anders Hayden
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Solutions for an Environment in Peril
17.  Solutions for an Environment in Peril by Dr. Anthony B. Wolbarst
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The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment (Cornerstone Books)
18.  The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment (Cornerstone Books) by John Bellamy Foster
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Exploring Environmental Issues: An Integrated Approach
19.  Exploring Environmental Issues: An Integrated Approach by David D. Kemp
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Making Peace With the Planet
20.  Making Peace With the Planet by Barry Commoner
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Ecological City
21.  Ecological City by Rutherford H. Platt
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Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor
22.  Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor by Tom Athanasiou
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“What the rich don’t seem to get is that there will be no place on the planet where they can hide.”
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Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Humanistic Studies of the Environment
23.  Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Humanistic Studies of the Environment by Jill Ker Conway
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“I like this concept.”
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Once There Were Greenfields: How Urban Sprawl is Undermining America's Environment, Economy, and Social Fabric
24.  Once There Were Greenfields: How Urban Sprawl is Undermining America’s Environment, Economy, and Social Fabric by F. Kaid Benfield
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“Right on target.  Paul Goodman nailed it first, in Communitas.”
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Vanishing Habitats and Species (Environmental Disasters)
25.  Vanishing Habitats and Species (Environmental Disasters) by Jane Walker
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“Diversity is fundamental to both sustainability and prosperity of the Earth.”
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Precautionary Tools for Reshaping Environmental Policy (Urban and Industrial Environments)
26.  Precautionary Tools for Reshaping Environmental Policy (Urban and Industrial Environments) by Nancy Myers
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“The precautionary principle is very important, and not at all considered by most governments or any corporations.”
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Handbook of Environmental Economics, Volume 1: Environmental Degradation and Institutional Responses
27.  Handbook of Environmental Economics, Volume 1: Environmental Degradation and Institutional Responses by Karl-Goran Maler
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“Useful, building on Herman Daly’s pioneering work in Ecological Economics.”
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The Next World War: Tribes, Cities, Nations, and Ecological Decline
28.  The Next World War: Tribes, Cities, Nations, and Ecological Decline by Roy M. Woodbridge
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“This is the war AFTER the war of belief system (education versus anarchy).”
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Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues: An Encyclopedia
29.  Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues: An Encyclopedia by Bruce E. Johansen
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“This impresses me.  See also 1491, a book recommended by Paul Hawkins.  The indigenous peoples know vastly more than the “modern” people about how to keep the Earth alive and healthy.”
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Science Under Siege: The Politician's War on Nature and Truth
30.  Science Under Siege: The Politician’s War on Nature and Truth by Todd Wilkinson
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“There are a number of books about the evangelical, fundamentalists, and extremist Republican war on science.  Changes that used to take 10,000 years now take three, meaning that we need more science, in real time, not less.”
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The Recurring Dark Ages: Ecological Stress, Climate Changes, and System Transformation (World Ecological Degradation)
31.  The Recurring Dark Ages: Ecological Stress, Climate Changes, and System Transformation (World Ecological Degradation) by Sing C. Chew
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“Seriously cool book.”
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Trends in Environmental Resear
32.  Trends in Environmental Resear by Emma B. Davis
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“Possibly worth a look.”
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The Economics of Environmental Degradation: Tragedy for the Commons?
33.  The Economics of Environmental Degradation: Tragedy for the Commons? by Timothy M. Swanson
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“Helpful.”
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Measuring Environmental Degradation: Developing Pressure Indicators for Europe (Elgar Monographs - Towards Environmental Pressure Indicators for the EU)
34.  Measuring Environmental Degradation: Developing Pressure Indicators for Europe (Elgar Monographs – Towards Environmental Pressure Indicators for the EU) by Anil Markandya
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“Useful.  When Medard Gabel creates the Earth Game with embedded budgets and environmental degradation information easily simulating the future consequewnces of current behavior, we will finally get a grip on reality.”
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Humanity's Environmental Future: Making Sense in a Troubled World
35.  Humanity’s Environmental Future: Making Sense in a Troubled World by Ross McCluney
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“Useful additional perspective.”
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The Vanishing Universe: Adverse Environmental Impacts on Astronomy
36.  The Vanishing Universe: Adverse Environmental Impacts on Astronomy by Derek McNally
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“One aspect most do not consider.”
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Environment, Ethics & Behavior: The Phychology of Environmental Valuation & Degradation (New Lexington Press Management Series)
37.  Environment, Ethics & Behavior: The Phychology of Environmental Valuation & Degradation (New Lexington Press Management Series) by Max H. Bazerman
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“Best psychological treatment.”
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Our Endangered Planet: Soil
38.  Our Endangered Planet: Soil by Lisa Yount
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“This whole series looks worthwhile.”
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Biological Degradation and Bioremediation of Toxic Chemicals
39.  Biological Degradation and Bioremediation of Toxic Chemicals by G. Rasul Chaudhry
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“Important. We simply have no grip on the toxins we are disseminating.”
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Environment & Conflict: Analysing the Developing World (Uppsala University Department of Peace & Conflict Research, Report No. 37)
40.  Environment & Conflict: Analysing the Developing World (Uppsala University Department of Peace & Conflict Research, Report No. 37) by Ashok Swain
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“The Swedes are some of the best thinkers on peace, the environment, and other major issues.”
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