This reissue, first published in 1978, confronts a whole range of international development issues: hunger, energy, supply, population growth, pollution, the state of the cities, nuclear proliferation. Geoffrey Lean explains the interdependent contemporary crises within developing nations and presents the facts behind them, alongside the practical solutions, new strategies and fresh thinking present in contemporary development thinking.
1. Introduction 2. The Growing Imbalance 3. The Patchwork Revolution 4. Rich World, Poor World 5. Towards a New Economic Order 6. Trickle-Down Dries Up 7. The Impotent Pill 8. The Armageddon Factor 9. The Ending of the Oil Age 10. Faustian Bargain? 11. Sun, Moon, Earth… 12. … And People Power 13. Strange Diseases 14. Chemical Reactions 15. Change of Habitat 16. Hope From the Slums 17. Changing Philosophies