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  1. World on the Edge

    How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

    By Lester Brown

    In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we...

    Published January 26th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Outgrowing the Earth

    The Food Security Challenge in an Age of Falling Water Tables and Rising Temperatures

    By Lester R. Brown

    Historically, food security was the responsibility of ministries of agriculture but today that has changed: decisions made in ministries of energy may instead have the greatest effect on the food situation. Recent research reporting that a one degree Celsius rise in temperature can reduce grain...

    Published February 3rd 2005 by Routledge

  3. Eco-Economy

    Building an Economy for the Earth

    By Lester R. Brown

    In 1543, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus challenged the view that the sun revolved around the earth, arguing instead that the earth revolved around the sun. His paper led to a revolution in thinking. In Lester Brown's brilliant and invigorating account of the industrial economy, he shows how...

    Published June 1st 2003 by Routledge

  4. The Earth Policy Reader

    Today's Decisions, Tomorrow's World

    By Lester R. Brown, Janet Larsen, Bernie Fischlowitz-Roberts

    In this study, the award-winning environmental analyst Lester Brown and his colleagues have charted progress in building the eco-economy - an economy in harmony with the Earth's ecosystems, not undermining them. This edition of the biennial reader highlights 12 key trends, from population growing...

    Published March 1st 2003 by Routledge

  5. Vital Signs 2000-2001

    The Environmental Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

    By Lester R. Brown, Michael Renner, Brian Halweil

    This ninth annual edition of Vital Signs takes the world's pulse by compiling a wide-ranging collection of trends that identify both problems and progress in the quest for a sustainable society. It highlights both alarming situations and encouraging developments. Part One is a comprehensive...

    Published July 1st 2000 by Routledge

  6. Beyond Malthus

    The Nineteen Dimensions of the Population Challenge

    By Lester R. Brown, Gary Gardner, Brian Halweil

    Series: The Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series

    On the bicentennial of Malthus' legendary essay on the tendency of population to grow more rapidly than the food supply, this book examines the impacts of population growth on 19 global resources and services, including food, fresh water, fisheries, jobs, education, income and health. Despite...

    Published October 1st 1999 by Routledge

  7. Vital Signs 1999-2000

    The Environmental Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

    By Lester R. Brown, Michael Renner

    This annual volume shows key trends that should be integrated into the planning of our global future. It enables readers to track key indicators that show social, economic and environmental progress, or the lack of it, into 45 vital signs of our time. Each trend is presented as an overview using...

    Published June 1st 1999 by Routledge

  8. Vital Signs 1998-1999

    The Environmental Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

    By Lester R. Brown

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 1st 1998 by Routledge

  9. Vital Signs 1997-1998

    The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

    By Lester R. Brown

    The sixth annual guide to the environmental, economic and social trends which are shaping the future, this text presents the good news, the bad news, and a few surprises about the state of our planet. n Part One, facing pages of text and graphs provide information on 40 carefully selected...

    Published June 1st 1997 by Routledge

  10. Two Spirit People

    American Indian Lesbian Women and Gay Men

    By Lester B Brown

    Two Spirit People is the first-ever look at social science research exploration into the lives of American Indian lesbian women and gay men. Editor Lester B. Brown posits six gender styles in traditional American Indian culture: men and women, not-men and not-women (persons of one biological sex...

    Published May 13th 1997 by Routledge

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