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  • Published: 18 December 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141036663
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 516
  • RRP: $27.99

Hot, Flat And Crowded

Why The World Needs A Green Revolution, And How We Can Renew Our Global Future


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Thomas Friedman's phenomenal The World is Flat helped millions of people see globalization in a new way. Now he takes a fresh, provocative look at the biggest challenge facing us today - our hot, flat and crowded world.
Climate change and rapid population growth mean that it's no longer possible for businesses, or the rest of us, to keep doing things the same old way. Things are going to have to change - and fast. Here Friedman provides a bold strategy for clean fuel, energy efficiency and conservation that he calls 'Code Green'. It will change everything, from what we put into our cars and see on our electricity bills to how we live our lives. Hot, Flat and Crowded is fearless, forward-looking and rich in common sense about the challenge - and the promise - of the future.

  • Pub date: 18 December 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141036663
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 516
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman, the foreign-affairs columnist for The New York Times, is a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and the author of From Beirut to Jerusalem (winner of the National Book Award for non-fiction and the Overseas Press Club Award); The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization (also winner of the Overseas Press Club Award); Logitudes and Attitutdes: Exploring the World After September 11; and The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (winner of the first Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award). He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.

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