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Brown, Lester R. (Lester Russell) 1934-

Overview
Works: 757 works in 1,634 publications in 5 languages and 50,275 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Interviewee, Speaker, Editor, Other, Creator, Publishing director, Bibliographic antecedent, Collaborator, Former owner
Classifications: HC79.E5, 333.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lester R Brown
By bread alone by Lester R Brown ( Book )
31 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saving the planet : how to shape an environmentally sustainable global economy by Lester R Brown ( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes an environmental research team's plan for a global economy
Eco-economy : building an economy for the earth by Lester R Brown ( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,378 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
Building a sustainable society by Lester R Brown ( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who will feed China? : wake-up call for a small planet by Lester R Brown ( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,312 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 ( )
in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The twenty-ninth day : accommodating human needs and numbers to the earth's resources by Lester R Brown ( Book )
9 editions published between 1879 and 1979 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plan B 2.0 : rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in trouble by Lester R Brown ( Book )
12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,154 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 )
18 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 1,145 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
Running on empty : the future of the automobile in an oil-short world by Lester R Brown ( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,141 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
Plan B 3.0 : mobilizing to save civilization by Lester R Brown ( Book )
15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,115 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
Full house : reassessing the earth's population carrying capacity by Lester R Brown ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,097 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."--BOOK JACKET
World without borders by Lester R Brown ( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World on the edge : how to prevent environmental and economic collapse by Lester R Brown ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author addresses the crucial environmental issues of our times and considers the impact on the economies of the world
Seeds of change : the green revolution and development in the 1970's by Lester R Brown ( Book )
15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plan B : rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in trouble by Lester R Brown ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,042 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
The World watch reader on global environmental issues ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plan B 4.0 : mobilizing to save civilization by Lester R Brown ( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Plan B 4.0 explores both the nature of this transition to a new energy economy and how it will affect our daily lives."-back cover
Full planet, empty plates : the new geopolitics of food scarcity by Lester R Brown ( Book )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 825 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
Outgrowing the earth : the food security challenge in the age of falling water tables and rising temperatures by Lester R Brown ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Environmental analyst Lester R. Brown documents the ways In which human demands are outstripping the earth's natural capacities--and how the resulting environmental damage is undermining food production.--From publisher description
 
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Alternative Names
Braun, Lester R.
Brāwin, Līstar 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 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-
Pu-lang, Lai-ssu-t`e R.
Pu-lang, Lai-ssu-tʻe R., 1934-
Браун, Лестер Р., 1934-
בראון, לסטר ר., 4391־
براون، لستر ر.
براون، ليستر ر.، 1934-
براون، ليستر راسيل
لستر ر. براون، 1934-
ブラウン, レスター
ブラウン, レスター・R
Languages
English (250)
French (3)
Indonesian (1)
Arabic (1)
German (1)
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