The Man who Fed the World: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug and His Battle to End World Hunger : an Authorized Biography

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Leon Hesser, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 263 pages
The Man Who Fed the World provides a loving and respectful portrait of one of America's greatest heroes. Nobel Peace Prize recipient for averting hunger and famine, Dr. Norman Borlang is credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives from starvation-more than any other person in history? Loved by millions around the world, Dr. Borlang is recognized as one of the most influential men of the twentieth century.
 

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Winner of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for the remarkable efforts begun 30 years earlier, and which continue to this day, agriculturalist Norman Borlaug most recently joined Jimmy Carter working in ... Read full review

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A great resource for his life. Used this to get a short bio of who Norman Borlaug was.

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Contents

Growing Up on an Iowa Farm
1
A Budding Scientist at the University of Minnesota
15
The Rockefeller Foundation Offers Borlaug a Challenge
27
Borlaug Builds a Revolutionary WheatBreeding Program
41
Rockefellers Mexico Program Goes International
67
Famine is Averted in India
76
Father of the Green Revolution
91
Margaret Copes with Loneliness
105
Feeding 10 Billion People
170
Distinguished Professor
185
Norman Borlaugs Legacy
193
Reflections of a Humble Hero of Hunger
201
Epilogue
209
Acknowledgments
215
About the Author
216
Norman Ernest Borlaugs Ancestral Heritage
217

The Birth of a Global Network of Research and Training
111
The Nobel Peace Prize
125
Launching the World Food Prize
136
Borlaug in China
147
Norman Borlaug and Jimmy Carter Join Hands for Africa
156
Awards Received by Norman Borlaug
221
Notes
227
Bibliography
233
Index
243
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