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Brown, Lester R. (Lester Russell) 1934-

Overview
Works: 1,003 works in 2,619 publications in 7 languages and 55,717 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Serial publications  Biographies  Autobiographies  Interviews  Abstracts  Documentary films  Biography 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Other, Creator, Contributor, Publishing director, coo, Publisher, Director, Arranger, Author of introduction, Actor
Classifications: HC79.E5, 333.7
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Most widely held works by Lester R Brown
State of the world by Worldwatch Institute( )

in English and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author addresses the crucial environmental issues of our times and considers the impact on the economies of the world
The earth policy reader by Lester R Brown( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In scores of countries, converging ecological deficits are undermining local economies on a scale that has no precedent. In The Earth Policy Reader, Lester R. Brown and his colleagues examine the economic costs of these ecological deficits"--Back cover
By bread alone by Lester R Brown( Book )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By Bread Alone is an interdisciplinary analysis of the global food situation and food production prospects. It examines the problems posed by the new international order, as well as the policy alternatives open to mankind. It also discusses the role of the United States, the world's breadbasket, in addressing the food crisis, particularly in shaping the ""rules of the game"" for access to raw materials, for expanding production, and for establishing global reserves. Comprised of 17 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the changing face of food shortage, together with the histo
Eco-economy : building an economy for the earth by Lester R Brown( Book )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,386 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
Beyond Malthus : sixteen dimensions of the population problem by Lester R Brown( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 1,303 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)
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 held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes an environmental research team's plan for a global economy
Building a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brown argues that, as with the ancient Mayans, escalating world food demands are leading to topsoil losses that are eroding the foundation of present civilization. Deforestation, overgrazing and overfishing are shrinking the economy's resource base, leading to the biological equivalent of deficit financing. Unremitting inflation indicates that the transition to a sustainable society is behind schedule. Yet Brown finds reason for hope, China has recently halved its population growth rate and U.S. oil imports were cut by a third in two years. There are exciting signs of a shift to renewable energy, endowing the economy with permanence. Unlike the Mayans, today's societies know the course corrections needed to put it on a sustainable path
Who will feed China? : wake-up call for a small planet by Lester R Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,179 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
State of the world, 2001 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, the Institute's research team takes a fresh look at the most difficult challenge the world faces: how to build an environmentally sustainable economy before we do permanent damage to the natural systems that support our global civilization. From the thinning of the Arctic sea ice to the invasion of the mosquito borne West Nile virus, this work shows how the economic boom of the last decade has damaged natural systems. The increasingly visible evidence of environmental deterioration is only the tip of a much more dangerous problem: the growing inequities in wealth and income between countries and within countries, inequities that will generate enormous social unrest and pressure for change. The authors argue that to solve the Earth's environmental problems, we must simultaneously address the problems of the world's poor peoples. The book demonstrates that there are ways to move rapidly to improve the environment and meet the material needs of all 6 billion members of the human family. More than 10 million people have already benefited from small loans from micro credit programs like those pioneered by the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and BancoSol in Bolivia. And farmers in developing countries are converting to organic agriculture to grow organic foods to export to industrial countries
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 1,095 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
Vital signs : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( )

in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview of potential topics discussed: health challenges (Ecosystem health, public health, and economic health) -- Food and agriculture trends -- Energy trends -- Atmospheric trends -- Economic trends -- Transportation trends -- Health and social trends -- Military trends -- Environmental features -- Economy and finance features -- Resource economics features -- Transportation features -- Health features -- Social features
Plan B 3.0 : mobilizing to save civilization by Lester R Brown( Book )

26 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,071 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 2.0 : rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in trouble by Lester R Brown( Book )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,071 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
In the human interest : a strategy to stabilize world population by Lester R Brown( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sponsored by Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies and Overseas Development Council. Bibliography: p. [187]-189
Vital signs 1999 : the environmental trends that are shaping our future by Lester R Brown( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global trends documented in Vital Signs 1999--from a decline in nuclear power generating capacity to the proliferation of genetically modified crops--will play a large part in determining the quality of our lives and our children's lives in the next decade
Full house : reassessing the earth's population carrying capacity by Lester R Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1900 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 1,033 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
Seeds of change : the green revolution and development in the 1970's by Lester R Brown( Book )

31 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twenty-ninth day : accommodating human needs and numbers to the earth's resources by Lester R Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great transition : shifting from fossil fuels to solar and wind energy by Lester R Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As oil insecurity deepens, the extraction risks of fossil fuels rise, and concerns about climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old economy, fueled by oil, natural gas, and coal is being replaced with one powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The Great Transition details the accelerating pace of this global energy revolution. As many countries become less enamored with coal and nuclear power, they are embracing an array of clean, renewable energies. Whereas solar energy projects were once small-scale, largely designed for residential use, energy investors are now building utility-scale solar projects. Strides are being made: some of the huge wind farm complexes under construction in China will each produce as much electricity as several nuclear power plants, and an electrified transport system supplemented by the use of bicycles could reshape the way we think about mobility
 
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The twenty-ninth day : accommodating human needs and numbers to the earth's resources
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The earth policy readerEco-economy : building an economy for the earthBeyond Malthus : sixteen dimensions of the population problemSaving the planet : how to shape an environmentally sustainable global economyWho will feed China? : wake-up call for a small planetState of the world, 2001 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable societyPlan B 3.0 : mobilizing to save civilizationPlan B 2.0 : rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in trouble
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Braun, Lester R.

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Pu-lang, Lai-ssu-tʻe R., 1934-

Браун Лестер Р.

Браун, Лестер Р., 1934-

Лестер Браун

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براون، لستر ر.

براون، ليستر ر.، 1934-

براون، ليستر راسيل

لستر براون

لستر ر. براون، 1934-

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লেস্টার রাসেল ব্রাউন

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-

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