The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World

By Mann, Charles C.

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9780307961693 9780307961709
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Knopf.


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Starred Review on January 1, 2018  |  Science and Technology

Best-selling author and journalist Mann (1491; 1493) tackles the thorny problem of humankind's future through the lens of two 20th-century visionaries: apocalyptic environmentalist William Vogt and Green Revolution founder Norman Borlaug. Vogt, a self-trained ornithologist and author of The Road to Survival, serves as the book's Prophet, decrying the damages of human consumption and advocating passionately for measures to combat overpopulation. Borlaug, by contrast, is the Wizard; a ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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