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by Noel Vietmeyer

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Author: Noel Vietmeyer
ISBN: 0615256716
ISBN13: 978-0615256719
Language: English
Publisher: Bracing Books; First Edition, Version 1.0 edition (October 8, 2008)
Pages: 278
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Noel Vietmeyer earned a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of California. These stories make up the heart and soul of this multivolume biography of the mild-mannered maverick who fed a billion people.

Noel Vietmeyer earned a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of California. During a long career at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, . he produced over 30 books describing innovations that can benefit Africa, Asia and Latin America. Vietmeyer 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.

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Borlaug the Mild-Mannered Maverick Who Fed a Billion People ( Vol. 1, Right off the Farm, 1914-1944) - by Noel Vietmeyer, 2008. Our Daily Bread: the Essential Norman Borlaug - by Noel Vietmeyer, 2011. Borlaug (Vol. 2, Wheat Whisperer, 1944-1959) - by Noel Vietmeyer, 2004, 2010. 3, Bread Winner, 1960-1969) - by Noel Vietmeyer, 2010. John S. Niederhauser: Recollections of a Life in Science and Agriculture - Ed. by Paul D. Peterson, R. Steven Turner and Clay S. Smith, 2012. The American Phytopathologial Society.

Find nearly any book by Noel Vietmeyer. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Borlaug; Volume 1, Right off the Farm 1914-1944. ISBN 9780578041254 (978-0-578-04125-4) Softcover, Bracing Books, 2011.

Few people however know his name. Here's where he begins playing a part in history: In 1964 people passed the 3 billion mark, a third were under 30, and in the decade ahead they would have billions more children. The new book shows why Borlaug should be a household name as one who saved billions from hunger, and how much of the world got its daily bread. To the experts, the future was clear, Paul Ehrlich laid it out in 1968: "The battle to feed humanity is over," he wrote, "In the 1970s the world will undergo famine - hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash program.

00) as a way to get Borlaug better known to the public. It recounts the amazing drama in his young days and shows how he got his inspiration to feed the world.

Norman Ernest Borlaug (/ˈbɔːrlɔːɡ/; March 25, 1914 – September 12, 2009) was an American agronomist who led initiatives worldwide that contributed to the extensive increases in agricultural production termed the Green Revolution. Borlaug was awarded multiple honors for his work, including the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

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Children of my generation were constantly pressed to eat everything on their plate. Our mothers seemed to be forever barking: Think of all the starving children in China [or India]! Modern mothers cannot exploit that handy inducement. Despite doubling their populations during the past half-century, China and India grow all the grain their billion-plus populations can eat. BORLAUG; The Mild-Mannered Maverick who Fed a Billion People is a series of books telling why this miraculous transformation almost didn t occur. Without one little-known scientist's charmed career and myriad hairbreadth rescues from professional ruination, China, India and scores of other nations would still be synonymous with famine. And today's world would be much worse off. Great lessons can be learned from this heretofore hidden history. Indeed, this humble man's endeavors provide a blueprint for countering today's resurgence in global hunger. At heart, however, his story highlights the immense power of the human spirit. To that end, it can entertain and inspire everyone, whatever their mission or motivation in life. You see, no one has ever done more to lessen human misery or to increase human happiness than Norman Borlaug. Noel Vietmeyer
Comments to eBook Borlaug; The Mild-Mannered Maverick Who Fed a Billion People
Yainai
This is exactly the book (three books) that I was looking for on Borlaug! His history should be taught in all of our schools. A rugged individual, highly educated, Nobel Prize for doing something great...

Vietmeyer provides us with all kinds of context for Borlaug's early life in a style that sometimes nearly reaches Ranger Rick in its discussion of the basics and its presentation of period graphics. I found this very disconcerting at first, but as the details started to fill in- and with no ag history of my own- I found it quite entertaining.

If you like history, and the odd tidbit of interrelated persons and events, you will like Vietmeyer's presentation of Borlaug's life. I just started book 2.

Rick O'Rourke
Monam
Norm is the most amazing person I've ever met, and I have met quite a few of the rich and powerful. He is in a class of his own. This marvelous book explains why this is so. The author so artfully intersperses stories about Norm with socioeconomic history that for the first time I have proper context for Norm's astounding character development. This book has my unqualified recommendation for anyone interested in truly great human beings.
Jack
One guy who lived in our time is credited with the continued existence of a billion people. Maybe we should know something about him.
Samugor
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caster
This is a biography of a relatively unknown but incredibly interesting American hero. It is an extraordinary and masterfully written treatise of how Borlaug survived hard times in America, including the Great Depression; it is about a man whose learned and subsequently highly developed philosophy of life and education drove him to success in a field of work that he did not choose initially. Millions of people, nay billions, would not have survived without Borlaug's work that coincidentally led to his winning a Nobel Prize. He had help from mentors (called "career savers" in the book) who are interesting unto themselves. Among the many stories told are those under each of the very interesting pictures that provide a glimpse at events and people significant to our country's history. While in the hands of a lesser writer, this history and story laden biography might otherwise produce glazed eyes. BUT, I can assure you won't want to put it down! It is the first of a three volume set. I can't wait for volumes 2 and 3! Thank you Dr. Vietmeyer for helping me to learn about this great American.
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