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Inhaltsangabe: Having received the Nobel Prize for Peace, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal, Norman Borlaug ranks beside Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa. But few people know his name.
Our Daily Bread shows why Borlaug should also be a household name. It portrays the making of a modern miracle that is unique, unknown, and of universal benefit. It is the story of how one man saved billions from certain hunger. And it shows how we too got our daily bread.
In these pages you'll find a gripping journey complete with chance, change and endless challenge. Norman Borlaug followed his own course in his own fashion. Frequently he put himself at odds with authority. Precedents that got in the way were ignored. Having found how to lift food production, he stuck to his mission, regardless of all those who declared him wrong.
That is the thrill ride to be found herein as the Borlaug saga unfolds, teetering forever on the verge of failure only to be saved by some saintly stranger or improbable coincidence. It's been called the greatest story never told. It's also been called the world's first cereal thriller.
This book arose out of the author's Borlaug trilogy. It provides the essence of this agricultural scientist's amazing life story in a single volume that is fast-paced and that employs a simple direct style and includes many new details.
Über den Autor: During a long career at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Noel Vietmeyer produced over 30 books describing innovations that can benefit Africa, Asia and Latin America.
He was also a prolific freelance writer, producing some 200 articles for publications such as National Geographic, Reader's Digest, Smithsonian, Encyclopaedia Britannica, World Book, International Wildlife and Ranger Rick.
Through his National Academy of Sciences service Vietmeyer met Norman Borlaug, the hero of our age and the main reason why the world can feed almost 7 billion people. Borlaug's life was packed with adventure and drama, and in this book Vietmeyer relates it all. The result is the suspense-filled saga of how we got our daily bread.
Titel: Borlaug; Volume 1, Right off the Farm 1914-...
Verlag: Bracing Books
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Buchbeschreibung Bracing Books, 2011. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition, Version 1.0. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94645299
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Buchbeschreibung Bracing Books. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. SIGNED by the author. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Signed by author on front endpaper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1309022608
Buchbeschreibung Bracing Books. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Fine. 0578041251 SIGNED BY AUTHOR!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 053032
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Buchbeschreibung Bracing Books, 2011. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0578041251
Buchbeschreibung Bracing Books, 2009. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. first edition, version 1.1 edition edition. 278 pages. 8.80x5.90x0.80 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0578041251
Buchbeschreibung Bracing Books, 2011. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020578041251
Buchbeschreibung Bracing Books, 2011. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110578041251
Buchbeschreibung Bracing Books, Lorton, VA, 2009. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. No Jacket. Inscribed and signed by author. Corners slightly lifted and bumped. Otherwise the cover is clean and glossy. Pages clean and tight. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 008276