Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman
Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America, Release 2.0

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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.

 

About Thomas L. Friedman

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Thomas L. Friedman has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at The New York Times, where he serves as the foreign affairs columnist. He is the author of three previous books, all of them bestsellers: From Beirut to Jerusalem, winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction; The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization; and Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11. In 2005 The World Is Flat was given the first Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, and Friedman was named one of America's Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.
 
Published November 18, 2009 by Picador. 516 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Our political blindness and ignorance vis-à-vis other nations now butts up against the world’s instability and, Friedman continues, “the convergence of hot, flat, and crowded is tightening energy supplies, intensifying the extinction of plants and animals, deepening energy poverty, strengthening ...

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Thomas L. Friedman’s latest book is a call to arms for an American-led green revolution.

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Thomas L. Friedman makes the case that green politics are compatible with big business.

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Friedman Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop As for the "hot" of his title, it reflects a future in which the burning of "fuels from hell" – his term for the w...

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Friedman claims that the greatest thing that the US could do today for itself, and for the whole world, would be to announce its intention to "outgreen China" - by taking a commanding lead in the race to build the next great global industry: clean power.

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Book Reporter

In his past books, Friedman has argued that globalization is “flattening” the world, making competition between countries more possible and more fair.

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The Telegraph

Friedman, foreign-affairs columnist for The New York Times, three-times Pulitzer Prize-winner, and prolific author - most recently of the lucid The World is Flat - is always worth reading, even when you disagree with him.

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Christian Science Monitor

Reading New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s latest book, it’s hard to know how to describe him.

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Suite 101

A comprehensive energy plant that includes both renewable and non-renewable sources is the wisest choice for safe, affordable and reliable energy.

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PopMatters

But nevertheless, in his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Friedman makes a good case for why “green” as a brand, well, sucks: I have read or heard so many people saying, “We’re having a green revolution.” Of course, there is certainly a lot of green buzz out there.

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Bookmarks Magazine

But Bjøorn Lomborg, author of Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming, wrote that Friedman exaggerates the impact of global warming, uses random research to support his argument, and completely fails to take economics into account when he proposes solutions.

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Ford Literary Blog

Following his blockbuster book on globalization, The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman has written another destined for a multi-year stay on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

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