The Wizard and the Prophet

The Wizard and the Prophet

Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions of Tomorrow's World

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Two influential scientists, William Vogt (1902-1968), and Norman Borlaug (1914-2009), and their approaches to environmental problems.
From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018
ISBN: 9780307961693
Branch Call Number: 363.7009 VOGT MANN
Characteristics: 640 pages
Notes: "A Borzoi book."


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Mar 24, 2018

In the early part of 20th century America, two voices emerged to solve global environmental crises. Mann traces the development of the opposing premises of conservation and technological advance through the personal lives of two scientists and their intersection with government and industry. An indispensable recap of the history of the science, philosophy and politics of climate change, down to the details.


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