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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 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.
This should be required reading for all high school students, and adults. A good bit of history, levity, and incredible determination and overcoming odds to save nearly a billion... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Family Farmer
I enjoyed this book. I admit skimming over parts, but it it is a compelling narrative of a man who knew firsthand how backbreaking old fashioned farming was and what he and others... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dave Smith
Not very well written, but fascinating for anyone involved with food production. A great story of hard work and perseverance.Published 7 months ago by Randall Norton
I am agronomist and scientist, and I decided to read this book to know better the life of Norman Borlaug. Read morePublished 9 months ago by liv.s.s.
This is an example of striving for successful no matter what the circumstances. Inspirational. We should all be so determined and willing to work that hard to obtain our goals.Published 9 months ago by Alex