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5th - 8th

The Man Who Fed the World

Leon Hesser

Categories: Careers , Conservation & Natural Resources , Farming , Food , Foods & Nutrition , General Agriculture , History , Technology

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Dr. Norman Borlaug, one of the world’s greatest heroes, is the most highly-decorated individual of our time. He is credited with saving over a billion people from starvation. Dr. Borlaug is only one of seven people in history to win all three of the following awards: the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. In addition, Dr. Borlaug received the Padma Vibhushan, the highest civilian award the government of India can present to a non-citizen. The Man Who Fed the World has won three national book of the year awards: USA Booknews best Biography of the Year. The American Farm Bureau for Agriculture Best Book of the Year award, and Florida Publishers Association Best Book Award. This book needs to be returned. 

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