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    The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World (CD-Audio) By (author) Jeremy Rifkin, Narrator Kevin Foley

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    DescriptionThe industrial revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame: the prices of energy and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt are soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future. Here, Jeremy Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful "Third Industrial Revolution." He asks us to imagine hundreds of millions of people producing their own green energy in their homes, offices, and factories and sharing it with each other in an "energy Internet," just like how we create and share information online. Rifkin describes how the five pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution will create thousands of businesses and millions of jobs and usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships--from hierarchical power to lateral power--that will impact the way we conduct commerce, govern society, educate our children, and engage in civic life. Rifkin's vision is already gaining traction in the international community. The European Parliament has issued a formal declaration calling for its implementation, and other nations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas are quickly preparing their own initiatives for transitioning into this new economic paradigm. The Third Industrial Revolution is an insider's account of the next great economic era, including a look into the personalities and players--heads of state, global CEOs, social entrepreneurs, and NGOs--who are pioneering its implementation around the world.

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    The Third Industrial Revolution
    How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Rifkin, Narrator Kevin Foley
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 953 g
    ISBN 13: 9781452655659
    ISBN 10: 1452655650

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.9T
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    B&T General Subject: 650
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    BISAC V2.8: TEC031010
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    Abridged Dewey: 327
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000, POL033000
    DC22: 333.79
    LC classification: JZ
    DC23: 333.79
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    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    12 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Jeremy Rifkin, one of the most popular social thinkers of our time, is the bestselling author of "The Empathic Civilization" and "The Age of Access." Kevin Foley has over thirty years' experience in radio and television broadcasting, commercial voice-overs, and audiobook narration. He has recorded over 150 audiobooks, and he won an Earphones Award from "AudioFile" magazine for his narration of "Cognitive Surplus" by Clay Shirky.
    Review quote
    "Kevin Foley's classroom-lecture style works with this visionary text on the planet's future." ---AudioFile