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Breaking New Ground : a personal history

Author: Lester R Brown
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The environmentalist describes how he created a successful tomato business as a teenager, worked at the USDA, and founded two non-profit organizations that have drawn attention to climate change and lagging agricultural productivity.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Named Person: Lester R Brown; Lester R Brown
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester R Brown
ISBN: 9780393240061 0393240061
OCLC Number: 829738410
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Breakthrough --
Early Years: the Great Depression and World War II --
Growing Tomatoes --
Ag Science at Rutgers --
Life in the Villages of India --
Monsoon Failure in India --
Shifting Gears: The Overseas Development Council --
The Worldwatch Institute: Present at the Creation --
Worldwatch: A World Leader --
The Food Debate with China --
Earth Policy Institute: Time for Plan B --
Reaching the World --
Reflections.
Responsibility: Lester R. Brown.

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An inspirational memoir tracing Lester Brown's life from a small-farm childhood to leadership as a global environmental activist.  Read more...

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