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Main Title Outgrowing the earth : the food security challenge in the age of falling water tables and rising temperatures /
Author Brown, Lester R. ; Brown, Lester Russell
Publisher W.W. Norton & Co.
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 57478346
ISBN 0393060705 (cloth); 9780393060706 (cloth); 0393327256 (pbk.); 9780393327250 (pbk.)
Subjects Food supply--Government policy. ; Food crops--Yields. ; Food crops--Effect of global warming on. ; Grain--Yields. ; Water table.
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EOAM  HD9000.6.B777 2004 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 09/08/2014
Collation xvi, 239 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes Pushing beyond the earth's limits -- Stopping at seven billion -- Moving up the food chain efficiently -- Raising the earth's productivity -- Protecting cropland -- Stabilizing water tables -- Stabilizing climate -- Reversing China's harvest decline -- The Brazilian dilemma -- Redefining security. 1. Pushing beyond the earth's limits -- Losing agricultural momentum -- Growth : the environmental fallout -- Two new challenges -- The Japan syndrome -- The China factor -- The challenge ahead -- 2. Stopping at seven billion -- A new demographic era -- Population, land, and conflict -- The demographic transition -- The demographic bonus -- Two success stories -- Eradicating poverty, stabilizing population -- 3. Moving up the food chain efficiently -- Up the food chain -- Shifting protein sources -- Oceans and rangelands -- The soybean factor -- New protein models -- 4. Raising the earth's productivity -- Trends and contrasts -- Fertilizer and irrigation -- The shrinking backlog of technology -- Future options -- 5. Protecting cropland -- Losing soil and fertility -- Advancing deserts -- Converting cropland to other uses -- Conserving topsoil -- Saving cropland -- 6. Stabilizing water tables -- Falling water tables -- Rivers running dry -- Cities versus farms -- Scarcity crossing national boundaries -- Raising water productivity -- 7. Stabilizing climate -- Rising temperatures, falling yields -- Temperature trends and effects -- Raising energy efficiency -- Turning to renewable energy sources -- 8. Reversing China's harvest decline -- Grainland shrinking -- An aquacultural initiative -- Water shortages spreading -- Turning abroad for grain -- A new food strategy -- 9. The Brazilian dilemma -- World's leading source of soybeans -- Feed supplier for the world? -- Meat exports climbing -- Domestic demand growing -- Expansion : the risks and costs -- 10. Redefining security -- The tightening food supply -- The politics of food scarcity -- Stabilizing the resource base -- A complex challenge. 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.
Place Published New York
Corporate Au Added Ent Earth Policy Institute.
PUB Date Free Form c2004
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2005279632
OCLC Time Stamp 20140903140116
Language eng
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Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 04057cam 2200529 a 45020