Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity by Lester R. Brown Breaking New Ground: A Personal History by Lester R. Brown
With food scarcity driven by falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? Lester Brown traces his life from a small farm in rural southern New Jersey through his personal evolution into the world's foremost authority on global environmental issues. The first in his family to graduate from elementary school, he reveals what inspired him—and the millions of those who have read his books—to become environmentally active.