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    DescriptionThomas L. Friedman's phenomenal number-one bestseller "The World Is Flat "has helped millions of readers to see the world in a new way. In his brilliant, essential new book, Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of the biggest challenges we face today: America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9/11; and the global environmental crisis, which is affecting everything from food to fuel to forests. In this groundbreaking account of where we stand now, he shows us how the solutions to these two big problems are linked--how we can restore the world and revive America at the same time.Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the astonishing expansion of the world's middle class through globalization have produced a planet that is "hot, flat, and crowded." Already the earth is being affected in ways that threaten to make it dangerously unstable. In just a few years, it will be too late to fix things--unless the United States steps up now and takes the lead in a worldwide effort to replace our wasteful, inefficient energy practices with a strategy for clean energy, energy efficiency, and conservation that Friedman calls Code Green.This is a great challenge, Friedman explains, but also a great opportunity, and one that America cannot afford to miss. Not only is American leadership the key to the healing of the earth; it is also our best strategy for the renewal of America.In vivid, entertaining chapters, Friedman makes it clear that the green revolution we need is like no revolution the world has seen. It will be the biggest innovation project in American history; it will be hard, not easy; and it will change everything from what you put into your car to what you see on your electric bill. But the payoff for America will be more than just cleaner air. It will inspire Americans to something we haven't seen in a long time--nation-building in America--by summoning the intelligence, creativity, boldness, and concern for the common good that are our nation's greatest natural resources."Hot, Flat, and Crowded" is classic Thomas L. Friedman: fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and rich in surprising common sense about the challenge--and the promise--of the future.


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    Title
    Hot, Flat, and Crowded
    Subtitle
    Why We Need a Green Revolution--And How It Can Renew America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas L Friedman
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 794 g
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    English
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    ISBN 13: 9780374166854
    ISBN 10: 0374166854
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    Edition
    1
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    Publisher
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Imprint name
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Publication date
    01 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist--the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of five bestselling books, among them "From Beirut to Jerusalem" and "The World Is Flat." He was born in Minneapolis in 1953, and grew up in the middle-class Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1975 with a degree in Mediterranean studies, attended St. Antony's College, Oxford, on a Marshall Scholarship, and received an M.Phil. degree in modern Middle East studies from Oxford. After three years with United Press International, he joined "The New York Times," where he has worked ever since as a reporter, correspondent, bureau chief, and columnist. At the "Times," he has won three Pulitzer Prizes: in 1983 for international reporting (from Lebanon), in 1988 for international reporting (from Israel), and in 2002 for his columns after the September 11th attacks. Friedman's first book, "From Beirut to Jerusalem," won the National Book Award in 1989. His second book, "The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization" (1999), won the Overseas Press Club Award for best book on foreign policy in 2000. In 2002 FSG published a collection of his Pulitzer Prize-winning columns, along with a diary he kept after 9/11, as "Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11." His fourth book, "The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century" (2005) became a #1 "New York Times" bestseller and received the inaugural Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in November 2005. A revised and expanded edition was published in hardcover in 2006 and in 2007. "The World Is Flat" has sold more than 4 million copies in thirty-seven languages. In 2008 he brought out "Hot, Flat, and Crowded," which was published in a revised edition a year later. His sixth book, "That Used to Be Us: How American Fell Behind in the World We Invented and How We Can Come Back," co-written with Michael Mandelbaum, will be published in September 2011. Thomas L. Friedman lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.