The wizard and the prophet : two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions of tomorrow's world
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
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x, 616 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 363.7 MANN 2018

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0307961699, 9780307961693 (hardcover)

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"A Borzoi book."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Two influential scientists, William Vogt (1902-1968), and Norman Borlaug (1914-2009), and their approaches to environmental problems.
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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.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mann, C. C. (2018). The wizard and the prophet: two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions of tomorrow's world . Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mann, Charles C. 2018. The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions of Tomorrow's World. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mann, Charles C. The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions of Tomorrow's World New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mann, Charles C. The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions of Tomorrow's World Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

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