Table of Contents
   Forewordp. xi
   Introduction: One Shot at a Warlordp. 1
   The Roots of "40 Chances"p. 7
      The Day I Heard the Clock Tickp. 9
      Prague, 1968: The Soviet Army Eats First-"We Just Get What Is Left"p. 18
      From Bulldozing Dirt to Building Soilp. 28
      Devon's Giftp. 43
      Because "A! Called"p. 54
      The Ovarian Lotteryp. 65
      Reality Has a Nutty Taste, Especially When Friedp. 72
      Where Hunger Hidesp. 80
   Bravery, Courage, and Hopep. 93
      Loved but Lostp. 95
      Empty Caloriesp. 99
      Little Cromitep. 105
      Sex and Hunger in Timbuktup. 112
      Loss in Armeniap. 119
      Farming Under Firep. 126
      Seeds of Changep. 132
      Shakirap. 142
      A Franciscan Padre in the Sierra Madrep. 147
      Gorillas Versus Guerrillasp. 153
   Hard-Learned Lessonsp. 163
      Can This Village Be Saved?p. 165
      A Complicated Legacyp. 175
      For Yields to Go Up, We Have to Look Downp. 186
      Owners Make Better Farmersp. 197
      Disconnectsp. 202
      What Does Doing Better Look Like? by Howard W. Buffettp. 213
      "Who Came Up with This Crazy Idea?"p. 222
      A Six-Beer Insightp. 234
      Less Than Sparklingp. 241
   Challenges We Need to Figure Outp. 257
      Elephants and Expertsp. 259
      Can Smarter Carrots Save Soil?p. 273
      Chains That Unlock Potential by Howard W. Buffettp. 283
      Women May Be Key, but Don't Ignore Menp. 298
      Souped-Up Yields from Stripped-Down Toolsp. 308
      Does Aid Plant Seeds of Violence? by Howard W. Buffettp. 317
   Reasons to Hopep. 327
      Opening What Once Was Cerradop. 329
      Chocolate-Covered Opportunitiesp. 340
      Fired Up in Ghanap. 351
      Buy Local!p. 362
      Hungry for Datap. 374
      The Power of a Piece of Paperp. 382
      Farmer of the Future by Howard W. Buffettp. 388
      A New Approach to Governancep. 400
   Epilogue: A Pessimistic Optimist Returns to Praguep. 409
   Acknowledgmentsp. 413
   Notesp. 417
   Indexp. 425