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IF YOU COULD ASK A NOBEL PRIZE WINNER ANYTHING YOU WANTED...

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has honored the world's great geniuses in the most important fields: physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics, and world peace. What if children could ask these creative thinkers about some of life's most intriguing mysteries, such as "Why can't I live on french fries?" and "What is love?" The answers from the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, Desmond Tutu, and seventeen other Nobel Prize laureates are rich with surprise, humor, and of course, wisdom. Every single answer will make you think...and learn something new.

WHAT IS LOVE?

The Dalai Lama

WHY CAN'T I LIVE ON FRENCH FRIES?

Richard J. Roberts

WHAT IS POLITICS?

Shimon Peres

WHY IS THE SKY BLUE?

Mario J. Molina

WHY DO I FORGET SOME THINGS AND NOT OTHERS?

Erwin Neher

WHY DO WE HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL?

Kenzaburo Oe

WHY IS THERE WAR?

Desmond Tutu

WHY DO WE FEEL PAIN?

Günter Blobel

HOW DO I WIN THE NOBEL PRIZE?

Mikhail Gorbachev

WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE RICH AND OTHERS POOR?

Daniel L. McFadden

...AND ELEVEN OTHER RESPONSES

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Jimmy Carter was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. In 1982, he and his wife founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world. Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He is the author of two-dozen books, including A Full Life; An Hour Before Daylight; Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid and Our Endangered Values. He lives in Plains, Georgia.

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Grade 5-8-Twenty-two prizewinners contributed to this collection, which has an introduction by Jimmy Carter and an essay about Alfred Nobel and the prize by Mikhail Gorbachev. Each individual tackles a particular question. Desmond Tutu's entry, "Why Is There War?" includes a reference to the recent conflict in Iraq, and George Vithoulkas, winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize, addresses "Why Do I Get Sick?" Biologist Christiane N sslein-Volhard, the one woman represented, explains why there are boys and girls. Richard J. Roberts, a geneticist, uses an analogy to LEGO building blocks to explain metabolism. Most essays incorporate aspects of children's experience to relate difficult concepts, although "Why Does 1 + 1 = 2?" by Enrico Bombieri, winner of the Fields Medal for Mathematics, is more difficult to access. The essays are conversational and friendly in tone. A paragraph at the end of each entry provides biographical information about the contributor. Overall, the book makes for interesting reading.
Vicki Reutter, Cazenovia High School, NY
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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