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Buy and Download Description In 1970 Margaret Mead became the first woman to win the coveted Kalinga Prize. This prize, endowed by a wealthy benefactor from India, was described as follows: "The Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is an international distinction created by UNESCO in 1952. The recipient of this annual award must have distinguished him- or herself during a brilliant career as writer, editor, lecturer, film producer, radio/television programme director or presenter, through his/her talent in interpreting science and technology for the general public."
This item is her acceptance speech, and finds her at her oratorical best in visualizing a future world loaded with new challenges and new opportunities. Among the challenges she addresses are population growth, endangerment of air and water quality, depletion of nonrenewable resources, and social inequity. Among the opportunities she envisions are the new information and communication technology, and the general inventiveness of science and technology. In 1970 Margaret Mead became the first woman to win the coveted Kalinga Prize. This prize, endowed by a wealthy benefactor from India, was described as follows: "The Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science is an international distinction c
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