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The wizard and the prophet : two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions of tomorrow's world

Author: Charles C Mann
Publisher: New York, New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the best-selling, award-winning author comes an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world. With our civilization on the line, this is an insightful analysis that is an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Norman E Borlaug; William Vogt; Norman E Borlaug; William Vogt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles C Mann
ISBN: 9780307961693 0307961699
OCLC Number: 1035867117
Description: x, 616 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: One law --
State of the species --
Two men --
The prophet --
The wizard --
Four elements --
Earth: food --
Water: freshwater --
Fire: energy --
Air: climate change --
Two men --
The prophet --
The wizard --
One future --
The edge of the petri dish.
Responsibility: Charles C. Mann.

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From the best-selling, award-winning author comes an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world. With our civilization on the line, this is an insightful analysis that is an essential addition to the urgent conversation about how our children will fare on an increasingly crowded Earth.

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