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The Resource Hot, flat, and crowded : why we need a green revolution--and how it can renew America, Thomas L. Friedman

Hot, flat, and crowded : why we need a green revolution--and how it can renew America, Thomas L. Friedman

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Hot, flat, and crowded : why we need a green revolution--and how it can renew America
Title
Hot, flat, and crowded
Title remainder
why we need a green revolution--and how it can renew America
Statement of responsibility
Thomas L. Friedman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. -- Back cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Friedman, Thomas L
Dewey number
363.705250973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GE197
LC item number
.F76 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Green movement
  • Green technology
  • Climatic changes
  • Power resources
  • Environmental policy
  • Energy policy
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Hot, flat, and crowded : why we need a green revolution--and how it can renew America, Thomas L. Friedman
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. When the market and Mother Nature hit the wall. Why Citibank, Iceland's banks, and the Ice Banks of Antarctica all melted down at the same time -- Dumb as we wanna be -- The re-generation -- Part II. Where we are. Today's date 1 E.C.E. Today's weather: hot, flat, and crowded -- Our carbon copies (or, Too many Americans) -- Fill 'er up with dictators -- Global weirding -- The age of Noah -- Energy poverty -- Green is the new red, white, and blue -- Part III. How we move forward. 205 easy ways to save the Earth -- The energy Internet: when IT meets ET -- The Stone Age didn't end because we ran out of stones -- If it isn't boring, it isn't green -- A million Noahs, a million arks -- Outgreening al-Qaeda (or Buy one, get four free) -- Part IV. China. Can Red China become Green China? -- Part V. America. China for a day (but not for two) -- A democratic China, or a banana republic?
Control code
ocn294887385
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Release 2.0, updated and expanded.
Extent
viii, 516 pages
Isbn
9781442090972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)294887385
Label
Hot, flat, and crowded : why we need a green revolution--and how it can renew America, Thomas L. Friedman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. When the market and Mother Nature hit the wall. Why Citibank, Iceland's banks, and the Ice Banks of Antarctica all melted down at the same time -- Dumb as we wanna be -- The re-generation -- Part II. Where we are. Today's date 1 E.C.E. Today's weather: hot, flat, and crowded -- Our carbon copies (or, Too many Americans) -- Fill 'er up with dictators -- Global weirding -- The age of Noah -- Energy poverty -- Green is the new red, white, and blue -- Part III. How we move forward. 205 easy ways to save the Earth -- The energy Internet: when IT meets ET -- The Stone Age didn't end because we ran out of stones -- If it isn't boring, it isn't green -- A million Noahs, a million arks -- Outgreening al-Qaeda (or Buy one, get four free) -- Part IV. China. Can Red China become Green China? -- Part V. America. China for a day (but not for two) -- A democratic China, or a banana republic?
Control code
ocn294887385
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Release 2.0, updated and expanded.
Extent
viii, 516 pages
Isbn
9781442090972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)294887385

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