Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Nov 24, 2009 - Political Science - 528 pages
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This Independence Day edition of Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011.

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In this brilliant, essential book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas L. Friedman speaks to America's urgent need for national renewal and explains how a green revolution can bring about both a sustainable environment and a sustainable America.

 

Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the expansion of the world’s middle class through globalization have produced a dangerously unstable planet--one that is "hot, flat, and crowded."  In this Release 2.0 edition, he also shows how the very habits that led us to ravage the natural world led to the meltdown of the financial markets and the Great Recession.  The challenge of a sustainable way of life presents the United States with an opportunity not only to rebuild its economy, but to lead the world in radically innovating toward cleaner energy.  And it could inspire Americans to something we haven't seen in a long time--nation-building in America--by summoning the intelligence, creativity, and concern for the common good that are our greatest national 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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A terrifically well written and researched book. - Goodreads
Friedman's writing is a bit awkward. - Goodreads
Great insight and to the coming green revolution. - Goodreads
CROWDED: Obviously a reference to overpopulation. - Goodreads
My favorite educational book about todays world. - Goodreads
But I couldn't get into his style of writing. - Goodreads

Review: Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America

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Three times an Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for his foreign affairs columns for the NYT, Thomas Friedman packs a punch, and he uses it to provide one convincing argument after another for why ... Read full review

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THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work with The New York Times, where he serves as the foreign affairs columnist. He is the author of From Beirut to Jerusalem (1989), The Lexus and the Olive Tree (1999), Longitudes and Attitudes (2002), and The World is Flat (2005). He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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