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Brown, Lester R. (Lester Russell) 1934-

Overview
Works: 735 works in 2,143 publications in 10 languages and 51,169 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Biography  Interviews  Abstracts  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Publishing director, Creator, coo, Director, Arranger, Contributor, Actor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HC59, 333.7
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Most widely held works by Lester R Brown
State of the world, 1990 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( Book )

177 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 4,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldwatch Institute's seventh annual assessment of the earth's health focuses on major policy initiatives needed to stabilize the climate, improve air quality, and reduce poverty. Suggests a wholesale reordering of government priorities
Eco-economy : building an economy for the earth by Lester R Brown( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lester Brown argues that, like the Sumerian and Mayan civilizations, our economy is fast destroying its environmental support systems, threatening future generations. The challenge is to restructure the global economy, replacing our fossil fuel-based, automobile-centered, throwaway economy with a new one that is environmentally sustainable. Brown outlines his vision of the new economy. It will be powered not with fossil fuels but with solar and wind energy. Its urban transport systems will be centered not around the automobile but around light rail and the bicycle. It will not be a throwaway economy but will be a reuse/recycle economy with a stable population. And building this new economy represents the greatest investment opportunity in history. There is no middle ground. Either we build an economy that is environmentally sustainable or stay with our existing economy until environmental deterioration leads to economic decline
By bread alone by Lester R Brown( Book )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving the planet : how to shape an environmentally sustainable global economy by Lester R Brown( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and French and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes an environmental research team's plan for a global economy
Beyond Malthus : sixteen dimensions of the population problem by Lester R Brown( Book )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study looks at 16 dimensions or effects of population growth in order to gain a better perspective on how future population trends are likely to affect the human prospect. The evidence gathered here indicates that the rapid population growth prevailing in a majority of the world's countries is not going to continue much longer. Either countries will get their act together, shifting quickly to smaller families, or death rates will rise from one or more [stresses such as AIDS, ethnic conflicts, or water shortages]." The sixteen topics are grain production, fresh water, biodiversity, climate change, oceanic fish catch, jobs, cropland, forests, housing, energy, urbanization, natural recreation areas, education, waste, meat production, and income. (Excerpt)
Building a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication discusses worldwide problems and issues of concern. There are two major parts. Part I deals with "Converging Demands." For those who regularly read the Worldwatch Papers, much of the material in this section will be familiar. The material is included here particularly for the sake of those readers abroad who do not have ready access to the Institute's publications. Discussed are erosion, biological systems under pressure, oil, food, and emerging economic and social stresses. Part ii, "The Path to Sustainability," comprises approximately two-thirds of the publication. A number of issues are examined including population growth, conservation of natural resources, renewable energy (E.G. wood, wind, and falling water), and changing values. The shape of a sustainable society--a sustainable transportation system, the resurgence of agriculture, new industries and jobs, urbanization, greater local self reliance, and simpler life styles--is examined. The means of transition to this sustainable society and the institutional challenges are discussed. The publication concludes with a subject index. (Author/RM)
Who will feed China? : wake-up call for a small planet by Lester R Brown( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Japan, a nation of just 125 million, began to import food, world grain markets rejoiced. But when China, a market ten times bigger, starts importing, there may not be enough grain in the world to meet that need - and food prices will rise steeply for everyone. Analysts foresaw that the recent four-year doubling of income for China's 1.2 billion consumers would increase food demand, especially for meat, eggs, and beer. But these analysts assumed that food production would rise to meet those demands
Vital signs : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( )

in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World on the edge : how to prevent environmental and economic collapse by Lester R Brown( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author addresses the crucial environmental issues of our times and considers the impact on the economies of the world
Plan B 2.0 : rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in trouble by Lester R Brown( Book )

17 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides alternative solutions to such global problems as population control, emerging water shortages, eroding soil, and global warming, outlining a detailed survival strategy for the civilization of the future
Plan B 3.0 : mobilizing to save civilization by Lester R Brown( Book )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides alternative solutions to such global problems as population control, emerging water shortages, eroding soil, and global warming, outlining a detailed survival strategy for the civilization of the future
The twenty-ninth day : accommodating human needs and numbers to the earth's resources by Lester R Brown( Book )

14 editions published between 1879 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the human interest : a strategy to stabilize world population by Lester R Brown( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The demographic backdrop; Populations growth on a finite planet; Common dependence on scarce resources; Populations growth and social conditions; Confronting the population threat
Full planet, empty plates : the new geopolitics of food scarcity by Lester R Brown( Book )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the geopolitics of food scarcity. Presents an effort to raise public understanding of the challenges of food shortage and be an inspiration to action
Full house : reassessing the earth's population carrying capacity by Lester R Brown( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After decades of steady growth, the world's food supply is no longer keeping up with population increases. These are the findings in this fourth volume in the Worldwatch Environmental Alert series from the Worldwatch Institute." According to Lester Brown and Hal Kane, the world's farmers can no longer be counted on to feed adequately the projected additions to our numbers. Achieving a humane balance between food and people now depends more on family planners than on farmers. "In this volume, the authors propose a global strategy to restore food security and a budget to implement it. Their global food security budget calls for stepped-up expenditures on both sides of the food/population equation. It includes investments not only to provide family planning services to all who want them, but also to eliminate the underlying causes of high fertility, such as female illiteracy. It also includes investments in an extensive reforestation and soil conservation effort, one that will arrest the deterioration of the agricultural resource base."--Jacket
Running on empty : the future of the automobile in an oil-short world by Lester R Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an initial assessment of the fast changing oil outlook and its implications for the future of the automobile. Until recently, there was little reason to doubt that the automobile's role would continue to expand for the forseeable future. But that assumption no longer seems so certain. The automobile and the sprawling global auto industry are entering perhaps the most difficult period in their history. Their difficulties stem chiefly from the twin problems of growing precariousness in the world's oil supplies and rapidly rising oil prices
Seeds of change : the green revolution and development in the 1970's by Lester R Brown( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World without borders by Lester R Brown( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A global overview for educators, this book inventories current world crises, moves on to the key changes which must take place, and considers how global economy and infrastructure can be created
The World watch reader on global environmental issues by Lester R Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plan B : rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in trouble by Lester R Brown( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plan B is a way of sustaining economic progress worldwide, an alternative to continuing environmental deterioration and eventual economic decline by stabilizing the population and climate before these issues spiral out of control
 
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Alternative Names
Braun, Lester R.

Brāwin, Līstar R.

Brown (1934- )

Brown, L.R.

Brown, L. R. 1934-

Brown, Les Russell 1934-

Brown , Lester

Brown, Lester 1934-

Brown, Lester R.

Brown, Lester R. 1934-

Brown, Lester R. dir.

Brown, Lester R. (Lester Russell)

Brown, Lester Russel.

Brown , Lester Russell

Brown Lester Russell 1934-....

Bulang, Laisite R

Lai-ssu-t`e R., Pu-lang

Lai-ssu-tʻe R. Pu-lang 1934-

Lester Brown

Lester R. Brown Amerikaans schrijver

Lester R. Brown scrittore, ambientalista e economista statunitense

Lester R. Brown US-amerikanischer Umwelt-Analytiker und Buchautor

Lester Russell Brown

Pu-lang, Lai-ssu-t`e R.

Pu-lang, Lai-ssu-tʻe R., 1934-

Браун, Лестер Р., 1934-

Лестер Браун

בראון, לסטר ר., 4391־

לסטר בראון

براون، لستر ر.

براون، ليستر ر.، 1934-

براون، ليستر راسيل

لستر براون

لستر ر. براون، 1934-

브라운, 레스터 1934-

브라운, 레스터 R. 1934-

브라운, 레스터 러셀 1934-

ブラウン, L. R.

ブラウン, レスター

ブラウン, レスター・R

ブラウン, レスタ- R. 1934-

レスター・R・ブラウン

莱斯特·R·布朗

萊斯特·布朗

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Eco-economy : building an economy for the earthSaving the planet : how to shape an environmentally sustainable global economyBeyond Malthus : sixteen dimensions of the population problemWho will feed China? : wake-up call for a small planetWorld on the edge : how to prevent environmental and economic collapsePlan B 2.0 : rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in troublePlan B 3.0 : mobilizing to save civilizationThe twenty-ninth day : accommodating human needs and numbers to the earth's resources