As I Recall the 1880's to the 1960's.

By: Lord Boyd Orr.

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Hardback in dark red and black cloth boards with gilt titles, in Very Good condition. With dustwrapper, also in Very Good condition, not price clipped. With pp290, b&w illustrations. Sir John Boyd Orr from 1935 to 1949, was a Scottish teacher, medical doctor, biologist, nutritional physiologist, politician, businessman and farmer who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his scientific research into nutrition and his work as the first Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. He took charge of a new research institute in Aberdeen, a project of a joint committee for research into animal nutrition of the North of Scotland College of Agriculture and Aberdeen University. The University of Glasgow has a Boyd Orr Building and the Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health named after him, and the University's Hunterian Museum holds his Nobel medal.In October 1945, Orr was elected Rector of the University of Glasgow after standing as an Independent Progressive candidate. He was elected as an independent Member of Parliament (MP) for the Combined Scottish Universities in a by-election in April 1945, and kept his seat at the general election shortly after. He resigned in 1946 There is a street named after Boyd Orr in his home town of Kilmaurs in Ayrshire, as well as in Brechin, Angus, Penicuik, Midlothian, Aberdeen and in Saltcoats, Ayrshire. There is an introduction to his biography from Ritchie Calder.

Title: As I Recall the 1880's to the 1960's.

Author Name: Lord Boyd Orr.

Categories: Education, Farming, Biographies,

Publisher: MacGibbon and Kee.: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 008891

Keywords: Lord Boyd Orr, Agriculture, Animal Nutrition, nutritional physiology,