The age of sustainable development by Jeffrey Sachs

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Subjects:

  • Environmental aspects,
  • Economic development,
  • Sustainable development

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-519) and index.

Book details

StatementJeffrey D. Sachs ; foreword by Ban Ki-Moon
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHC79.E5 S2155 2015
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 543 pages
Number of Pages543
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26885485M
ISBN 100231173148, 0231173156
ISBN 109780231173148, 9780231173155
LC Control Number2014034070
OCLC/WorldCa892887168

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