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

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

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The wizard and the prophet : two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions of tomorrow's world
Title
The wizard and the prophet
Title remainder
two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions of tomorrow's world
Statement of responsibility
by Charles C. Mann
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Subject
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
Index
index present
LC call number
GE56.V64
LC item number
M36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vogt, William
  • Borlaug, Norman E.
  • Environmental sciences
  • Food security
  • Water security
  • Energy security
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmentalists
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The wizard and the prophet : two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions of tomorrow's world, by Charles C. Mann
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Publication
Note
"A Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2017024776
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 616 pages
Isbn
9780307961693
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017024776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307961693
  • (Sirsi) b1513945
Label
The wizard and the prophet : two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions of tomorrow's world, by Charles C. Mann
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
2017024776
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 616 pages
Isbn
9780307961693
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017024776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307961693
  • (Sirsi) b1513945

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