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
About the Author
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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 thirty books, including A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety; A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power; An Hour Before Daylight: Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood; and Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis.