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Brown, Lester R. (Lester Russell) 1934-

Overview
Works: 712 works in 1,778 publications in 13 languages and 50,347 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Speaker, Editor, Other, Creator, Publishing director, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: HC79.E5, 333.7
Publication Timeline
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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 )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,466 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
Saving the planet : how to shape an environmentally sustainable global economy by Lester R Brown( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes an environmental research team's plan for a global economy
By bread alone by Lester R Brown( Book )

35 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in 6 languages and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,309 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 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plan B 2.0 : rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in trouble by Lester R Brown( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,243 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
World on the edge : how to prevent environmental and economic collapse by Lester R Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,140 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 )

13 editions published between 1879 and 1979 in English and held by 1,127 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 )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Dutch and held by 1,125 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
Plan B 3.0 : mobilizing to save civilization by Lester R Brown( Book )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and German 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
Running on empty : the future of the automobile in an oil-short world by Lester R Brown( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,105 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
Full house : reassessing the earth's population carrying capacity by Lester R Brown( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,079 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 )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,044 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
World without borders by Lester R Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and Croatian and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,013 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
Plan B 4.0 : mobilizing to save civilization by Lester R Brown( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 865 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 )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 790 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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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-

ブラウン, レスター

ブラウン, レスター・R

レスター・R・ブラウン

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Saving the planet : how to shape an environmentally sustainable global economyBuilding a sustainable societyWho will feed China? : wake-up call for a small planetPlan B 2.0 : rescuing a planet under stress and a civilization in troubleWorld 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 civilization