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The wizard and the prophet : two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions to shape tomorrow's world  Cover Image Book Book

The wizard and the prophet : two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions to shape tomorrow's world / Charles C. Mann.

Mann, Charles C., (author.).

Summary:

Presents two influential scientists, William Vogt (1902-1968), and Norman Borlaug (1914-2009), whose diametrically opposed views shaped modern understandings about the environment and related public policies.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307961693
  • ISBN: 0307961699
  • Physical Description: x, 616 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-584) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Subject: Vogt, William, 1902-1968.
Borlaug, Norman E. (Norman Ernest), 1914-2009.
Environmental sciences > History > 20th century.
Food security.
Water security.
Energy security.
Climatic changes.
Environmentalists > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.

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