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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 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 1 day ago by Alex
Norman Boralug is one of the most fascinating people of the last century. His work, and his personal life are incredible, and the fact that he saved a billion people doesn't hurt. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mary Fuller
From the beginning of his life, this was just a guy who wouldn't quit, wasn't he? Inspiring just to read how a lad could go from expecting to leave school at 8th grade, because... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cedarlila
If this was a story of fiction, no one would believe it. Please read and share this story. It is a travesty that Norman Borlaug's name is not a household word.Published 2 months ago by dwinwi
If you want to learn about the subject, this is not the book you want. The writing is ill-focused and amateurish, the physical production of the book is well below industry... Read morePublished 5 months ago by vintner
Everyone that eats should read it. He shows that it is more important to be able to feed people than the agricultural practice that is used to produce the crops. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rita Tinkler
This book is a brief but powerful look at a determined scientist who's goal was to insure ample food for the world. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ellen Kulisek
A great book that gives a clear glimpse of the greatest agronomist of all time. A must read. You sympathize with Norm's poverty, hard work, and determination to feed the hungry. Read morePublished 11 months ago by molecules
Great historical account and entertaining at the same time. Presents modern agriculture and the difficulties of feeding an ever growing population in a positive and realistic way.Published 11 months ago by Fanny Leduc