Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug and His Battle to End World Hunger : an Authorized Biography
Author: Leon F. Hesser
Publisher: Leon Hesser
Category: Technology & Engineering
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.
Hesser profiles Dr. Norman Borlaug, who is credited with saving more than a billion people from starvation, and is only one of five people in history to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal.
The inspiring story of one young man's record-breaking solo cycle journey around the world On 15 February 2008, Mark Beaumont pedalled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 194 days and 17 hours previously, he had begun his attempt to circumnavigate the world in record time. Mark smashed the Guinness World Record by an astonishing 81 days. He had travelled more than 18,000 miles on his own through some of the harshest conditions one man and his bicycle can endure, camping wild at night and suffering from constant ailments. The Man Who Cycled the World is the story not just of that amazing achievement, but of the events that turned Mark Beaumont into the man he is today. From the early years of his free-spirited childhood in the Scottish countryside to present day, he has been equally determined not to settle for an average existence, but to break free and follow his dreams. Mark Beaumont grew up in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands. When he was twelve, he cycled across Scotland, then a few years later, completed the 1,000 mile solo ride across Britain from John O'Groats to Land's End. His next long-distance ride took him the length of Italy, a journey of 1,336 miles, helping to raise £50,000 for charity. After graduating from Glasgow University, and having also qualified as a professional ski instructor, he decided against a conventional career and devoted himself full-time to raising money for his endurance adventures. Visit his website at www.markbeaumontonline.com
The Story of America's Wild Street Dogs and Their Unlikely Savior
Author: Melinda Roth
Go to any unpopulated or abandoned area in any given urban setting, and you'll find them. Thousands and thousands of wild dogs-abandoned to disease, starvation, and inevitable death-are leading short and brutal lives in the no-man's-land between domestication and wildness, byproducts of the human destitution around them. A lucky few are saved by dedicated rescuers, and Randy Grim, has emerged as one of the country's leading dog saviors. After years of rescuing dogs on his own, he founded Stray Rescue of St. Louis, an organization dedicated to rescue and rehabilitation. These are dogs that belong to no one, the ones animal-control experts can't catch and humane shelters won't deal with. They are stray or feral, either abandoned or born wild on the streets, which means they won't come near humans and statistically won't live past their second year. And their numbers are growing every day. In The Man Who Talks to Dogs, journalist Melinda Roth narrates Grim's dramatic, inspiring efforts and tells the horrific and heartwarming stories of the dogs he saves, showing how this growing national health problem-controlled by no federal or local regulations-can no longer be ignored.
Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology
Author: Frederick R. Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Archie Carr, one of the greatest biologists of the twentieth century, played a leading part in finding a new and critical role for natural history and systematics in a post-1950s world dominated by the glamorous science of molecular biology. With the rise of molecular biology came a growing popular awareness of species extinction. Carr championed endangered sea turtles, and his work reflects major shifts in the study of ecology and evolution. A gifted nature writer, his books on the natural history of sea turtles and their habitats in Florida, the Caribbean, and Africa entertained and educated a wide audience. Carr's conservation ethic grew from his field work as well as his friendships with the fishermen who supplied him with many of the stories he retold so engagingly. With Archie Carr as the focus, The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles explores the evolution of the naturalist tradition, biology, and conservation during the twentieth century.
The Man Who Knew God decodes the complexities of the book of Jeremiah and argues that this prophet is the key figure in shaping Western civilization and Judaism. Among many other fascinating assertions, Mordecai Schreiber posits that Jeremiah is not only the one who eradicated paganism amongst the Hebrew people, he can also be considered the founder of the post-biblical Jewish faith.
If you enjoy Christian poetry, The Gift of Inspirational Poetry is sure to touch your heart. The poet, RaVonda Wilkerson Oakes, felt inspired by God to write some beautiful words of poetry; now, for the first time, she has compiled her poems into a collection that she believes the Lord wants her to share with you. These poems may strengthen your faith with inspiration, encouragement, love, hope, and praise. Each poem is based on the truths of the gospel, and each one has its own message. The Gift of Inspirational Poetry includes poems on various spiritual topics, occasions, holidays, and many areas that affect your walk with Christ. Many poems offer praise to the Lord and hope through His teaching. "A Godly Father" and "Bless the Child" are poems that speak about family and encourage bringing up your children in the Lord. "Your Wedding Day" and "To the Bride" are poems that emphasize the sanctity of marriage and true love. "It's a New Year," "Who's Your Valentine," "Easter," "Thanksgiving," and "Christmas" are some poems that inspire you to celebrate the holidays. "A Soldier's Prayer" and "Freedom's Heroes" reflect upon the bravery of our soldiers who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom. These poems seek to lift you up and inspire you to lift the Lord up in your life. Ms. Oakes chose the title for her poetry because she believes it to be a gift from God. The Gift of Inspirational Poetry can be a gift to you and yours also!