Loading, please wait...

product description page

Big World, Small Planet : Abundance Within Planetary Boundaries (Hardcover) (Johan Rockstrom & Mattias

Big World, Small Planet : Abundance Within Planetary Boundaries (Hardcover) (Johan Rockstrom & Mattias - image 1 of 1

About this item

Big World, Small Planet probes the urgent predicament of our times: how is it possible to create a positive future for both humanity and Earth? We have entered the Anthropocene—the era of massive human impacts on the planet—and the actions of over seven billion residents threaten to destabilize Earth’s natural systems, with cascading consequences for human societies.


In this extraordinary book, the authors combine the latest science with compelling storytelling and amazing photography to create a new narrative for humanity’s future. Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum reject the notion that economic growth and human prosperity can only be achieved at the expense of the environment. They contend that we have unprecedented opportunities to navigate a “good Anthropocene.” By embracing a deep mind-shift, humanity can reconnect to Earth, discover universal values, and take on the essential role of planetary steward. With eloquence and profound optimism, Rockström and Klum envision a future of abundance within planetary boundaries—a revolutionary future that is at once necessary, possible, and sustainable for coming generations.

Number of Pages: 206
Genre: Nature, Science, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Development / Sustainable Development, Environmental Conservation + Protection
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Johan Rockstrom & Mattias Klum
Language: English
Street Date: September 22, 2015
TCIN: 46778823
UPC: 9780300218367
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-2015
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
MSRPReg: $27.50 Save $2.75 (10% off)
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.