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The son of farmers, Lester Brown was born in New Jersey in 1934 and attended Rutgers University, receiving a B.S. in agricultural science in 1955. He earned an M.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Maryland in 1959 and an M.P.A. from Harvard University in 1962. He worked as adviser vis mere on foreign agricultural policy for the secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, served as administrator of the International Agricultural Development Service, and helped establish the Overseas Development Council. In 1974, Brown founded the Worldwatch Institute, a private, nonprofit, environmental think tank designed to act as a global early warning system and to study overpopulation, famine, and other world problems. Located in Washington, D.C., the institute publishes the Worldwatch Papers series, Worldwatch Magazine, and the annual State of the World report. Although sometimes criticized for his emphasis on population control, this author of more than a dozen books and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship has been highly praised for his understanding of the threats to the ecology of our planet. (Bowker Author Biography) Lester R. Brown, founder & now chairman of the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C., is a MacArthur Fellow. He is a senior author of "State of the World". (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Lester R. Brown

Plan B 3.0 (2008) 275 eksemplarer
State of the World 1990 (1990) 76 eksemplarer
State of the World 2000 (2000) 65 eksemplarer
Outgrowing The Earth (2004) 63 eksemplarer
State of the World 1994 (1994) 62 eksemplarer
Verdens tilstand 1992 (1990) 61 eksemplarer
State of the World 1995 (1995) 59 eksemplarer
State of the World 1998 (1994) 55 eksemplarer
State of the World 1991 (1991) 54 eksemplarer
State of the World 1989 (1989) 53 eksemplarer
State of the World 1996 (1996) 48 eksemplarer
The Twenty Ninth Day (1978) 39 eksemplarer
State of the World 1988 (1988) 38 eksemplarer
By bread alone (1974) 34 eksemplarer
World Without Borders (1972) 33 eksemplarer
The Earth Policy Reader (2002) 29 eksemplarer
Vital Signs 1992 (1992) 10 eksemplarer
Heroes (2008) 5 eksemplarer
La situaciâon del mundo 1994 (1994) 3 eksemplarer
Our demographically divided world (1986) 3 eksemplarer
Le plan B (2012) 3 eksemplarer
Dünyayi Nasil Tükettik? (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Il 29° giorno 3 eksemplarer
Man and his environment: food (1972) 2 eksemplarer
Lebenszeichen (1993) 2 eksemplarer
Wie viel ist zu viel? (2000) — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
The worldwide loss of cropland (1978) 1 eksemplar
Redefining national security (1977) 1 eksemplar
Our Daily Bread 1 eksemplar

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Definitely a big picture view of food scarcity that must be supplemented with local solutions for local problems... but a very important (and scary) little book.
raschneid | Dec 19, 2023 |
GHA.Library | Apr 20, 2023 |
15th ed. The Worldwatch research team look at the environmental effects of continuing economic growth as the economy outgrows the earth's ecosystem. As the global economy has expanded from $5 trillion in 1997, its demands have crossed many of the earth's sustainable yield thresholds.
PAFM | Oct 6, 2020 |
Eco-Economy discusses the need for a dramatic shift in our worldview by asking the urgent question: Is the environment part of the economy or the economy part of the environment? ...Lester R. Brown argues the latter, pointing out that treating the environment as part of the economy has produced an economy that is destroying its natural support systems. Brown notes that if China were to have a car in every garage, American style, it would need 80 million barrels of oil a day-more than the world currently produces. If paper consumption per person in China were to reach the U.S. level, China would need more paper than the world produces. There go the world's forests. If the fossil fuel-based, automobile-centered, throwaway economic model will not work for China, it will not work for the other 3 billion people in the developing world-and it will not work for the rest of the world. But Brown is optimistic as he describes how to restructure the global economy to make it compatible with the Earth's ecosystem so that economic progress can continue. In the new economy, wind farms replace coal mines, hydrogen-powered fuel cells replace internal combustion engines, and cities are designed for people, not cars. Glimpses of the new economy can be seen in the wind farms of Denmark, the solar rooftops of Japan, and the bicycle network of the Netherlands. Eco-Economy is a road map of how to get from here to there.… (mere)
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