0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Popular science

Buy Now

The Wizard And The Prophet - Two Remarkable Scientists And Their Conflicting Visions Of The Future Of Our Planet (Paperback) Loot Price: R306
Discovery Miles 3 060
You Save: R54 (15%)
The Wizard And The Prophet - Two Remarkable Scientists And Their Conflicting Visions Of The Future Of Our Planet (Paperback):...

The Wizard And The Prophet - Two Remarkable Scientists And Their Conflicting Visions Of The Future Of Our Planet (Paperback)

Charles C Mann

 (1 rating, sign in to rate)
List price R360 Loot Price R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 You Save R54 (15%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 4 - 8 working days

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.

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.

General

Imprint: Picador
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2018
Authors: Charles C Mann
Dimensions: 234 x 154 x 35mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 608
ISBN-13: 978-1-5098-8417-9
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues
Books > Earth & environment > The environment
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Popular science
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmentalist thought & ideology
Promotions
LSN: 1-5098-8417-3
Barcode: 9781509884179

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners