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

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

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The wizard and the prophet : two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions to shape tomorrow's world
Title
The wizard and the prophet
Title remainder
two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions to shape tomorrow's world
Statement of responsibility
Charles C. Mann
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
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
  • In forty years, Earth's population will reach ten billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these questions generally fall into two deeply divided groups--Wizards and Prophets, as Charles Mann calls them in this balanced, authoritative, nonpolemical new book. The Prophets, he explains, follow William Vogt, a founding environmentalist who believed that in using more than our planet has to give, our prosperity will lead us to ruin. Cut back! was his mantra. Otherwise everyone will lose! The Wizards are the heirs of Norman Borlaug, whose research, in effect, wrangled the world in service to our species to produce modern high-yield crops that then saved millions from starvation. Innovate! was Borlaug's cry. Only in that way can everyone win! Mann delves into these diverging viewpoints to assess the four great challenges humanity faces--food, water, energy, climate change--grounding each in historical context and weighing the options for the future. With our civilization on the line, the author's insightful analysis is an essential addition to the urgent conversation about how our children will fare on an increasingly crowded Earth.--AMAZON
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mann, Charles C
Dewey number
363.70092/273
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GE56.V64
LC item number
M36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Vogt, William
  • Borlaug, Norman E.
  • Borlaug, Norman E.
  • Vogt, William
  • Environmental sciences
  • Food security
  • Water security
  • Energy security
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmentalists
  • Climatic changes
  • Energy security
  • Environmental sciences
  • Environmentalists
  • Food security
  • Water security
  • United States
  • Environmentalists.
  • SCIENCE / Environmental Science (see also Chemistry / Environmental)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
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The wizard and the prophet : two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions to shape tomorrow's world, Charles C. Mann
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-584) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn999673749
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 616 pages
Isbn
9780307961693
Lccn
2017024776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)999673749
Label
The wizard and the prophet : two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions to shape tomorrow's world, Charles C. Mann
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-584) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn999673749
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 616 pages
Isbn
9780307961693
Lccn
2017024776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)999673749

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