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Brown, Lester R. (Lester Russell) 1934-

Overview
Works: 752 works in 1,883 publications in 9 languages and 48,494 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Creator, coo, Publishing director, Bibliographic antecedent, Director, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HC79.E5, 333.7
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Most widely held works by Lester R Brown
Eco-economy : building an economy for the earth by Lester R Brown( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,379 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 )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,365 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 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1981 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who will feed China? : wake-up call for a small planet by Lester R Brown( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,261 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 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,135 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 twenty-ninth day : accommodating human needs and numbers to the earth's resources by Lester R Brown( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to examine the interaction of the world's ecological, economic, and social systems. It is divided into 12 chapters, with the first chapter providing an introduction and overview. Chapter two assesses the dimensions of the ecological stresses being put on the environment, specifically, the world's oceans, forests, grasslands, and croplands. Chapter three points out some of the consequences of these stresses. The fourth chapter considers the trends and dangers of population growth and urges population stabilization. Chapter five discusses the energy situation and the transition from petroleum to nuclear, coal, solar, and other alternative energy sources. Chapter six examines the food economy and what has and can be done to ease world food shortages. Chapter seven studies the economic stresses of inflation, unemployment, capital scarcity, labor production, and the slowing of economic growth around the world. The eigth and ninth chapters deal with the social and ecological significance of the distribution of wealth both among and within societies. Chapter ten discusses the accommodations to the earth's natural systems and resources that must take place. The last two chapters concentrate on how these accommodations will be accomplished, and who will be involved in the process. (Author/JK)
In the human interest : a strategy to stabilize world population by Lester R Brown( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,100 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 )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,087 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 )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,085 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 )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 1,084 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 )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full planet, empty plates : the new geopolitics of food scarcity by Lester R Brown( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,047 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
World without borders by Lester R Brown( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 1,026 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 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 983 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
Plan B 4.0 : mobilizing to save civilization by Lester R Brown( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 871 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
Outgrowing the earth : the food security challenge in the age of falling water tables and rising temperatures by Lester R Brown( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 792 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
The great transition : shifting from fossil fuels to solar and wind energy by Lester R Brown( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 738 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
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-

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, 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

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Saving the planet : how to shape an environmentally sustainable global economyWho will feed China? : wake-up call for a small planetWorld on the edge : how to prevent environmental and economic collapseThe twenty-ninth day : accommodating human needs and numbers to the earth's resourcesIn the human interest : a strategy to stabilize world populationPlan B 3.0 : mobilizing to save civilizationFull house : reassessing the earth's population carrying capacityThe World watch reader on global environmental issues