State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security
The Worldwatch Institute, 237 pages, softcover $18.95. W.W. Norton & Company, 2005.

The Worldwatch Institute’s latest annual report offers insight into issues from nuclear weapons proliferation to renewable energy. In a chapter on water, researchers provide examples in which locals and religious organizations, as well as water managers, work together on allocation and conservation. Other provocative chapters include "Changing the oil economy" and "Peace through environmental cooperation."