The World Is Flat [Further Updated and Expanded; Release 3.0]

The World Is Flat [Further Updated and Expanded; Release 3.0]
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 682
Release: 2007-08-07
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780374292782

Explores globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political.

The World Is Flat 3.0

The World Is Flat 3.0
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Picador
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2007-07-24
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781429923071

This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 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. A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures. The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.

Longitudes and Attitudes

Longitudes and Attitudes
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2002-09-11
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1429916346

America's leading observer of the international scene on the minute-by-minute events of September 11, 2001--before, during and after . As the Foreign Affairs columnist for the The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman is in a unique position to interpret the world for American readers. Twice a week, Friedman's celebrated commentary provides the most trenchant, pithy,and illuminating perspective in journalism. Longitudes and Attitudes contains the columns Friedman has published about the most momentous news story of our time, as well as a diary of his experiences and reactions during this period of crisis. As the author writes, the book is "not meant to be a comprehensive study of September 11 and all the factors that went into it. Rather, my hope is that it will constitute a 'word album' that captures and preserves the raw, unpolished, emotional and analytical responses that illustrate how I, and others, felt as we tried to grapple with September and its aftermath, as they were unfolding." Readers have repeatedly said that Friedman has expressed the essence of their own feelings, helping them not only by explaining who "they" are, but also by reassuring us about who "we" are. More than any other journalist writing, Friedman gives voice to America's awakening sense of its role in a changed world.

The Lexus and the Olive Tree

The Lexus and the Olive Tree
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2000
Genre: Capitalism
ISBN: 0006551394

An analysis of globalisation as an international system that today directly or indirectly influences the politics, environment, geopolitics and economics of virtually every country in the world.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded

Hot, Flat, and Crowded
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2009-11-05
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0141036664

Friedman proposes that an ambitious national strategy, which he calls 'Code-Green', is not only what we need to save the planet from overheating - it is what we need to make us all healthier, richer, more innovative, more productive, and more secure.

That Used to Be Us

That Used to Be Us
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2012-08-21
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 1250013720

Friedman, an influential columnist, and Mandelbaum, a leading foreign policy thinker, analyze four American challenges--globalization, information technology, chronic deficits, and energy consumption--and show what America needs to do.

From Beirut to Jerusalem

From Beirut to Jerusalem
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-04-01
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780374706999

This revised edition of the number-one bestseller and winner of the 1989 National Book Award includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's new, updated epilogue. One of the most thought-provoking books ever written about the Middle East, From Beirut to Jerusalem remains vital to our understanding of this complex and volatile region of the world. Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman drew upon his ten years of experience reporting from Lebanon and Israel to write this now-classic work of journalism. In a new afterword, he updates his journey with a fresh discussion of the Arab Awakenings and how they are transforming the area, and a new look at relations between Israelis and Palestinians, and Israelis and Israelis. Rich with anecdote, history, analysis, and autobiography, From Beirut to Jerusalem will continue to shape how we see the Middle East for many years to come. "If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it."--Seymour M. Hersh

Flat-World Fiction

Flat-World Fiction
Author: Liliana M. Naydan
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2021-12-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0820368296

Flat-World Fiction analyzes representations of digital technology and the social and ethical concerns it creates in mainstream literary American fiction and fiction written about the United States in the first two decades of the twenty-first century. In this period, authors such as Don DeLillo, Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Joshua Ferris, Jonathan Safran Foer, Mohsin Hamid, Thomas Pynchon, Kristen Roupenian, Gary Shteyngart, and Zadie Smith found themselves not only implicated in the developing digital world of flat screens but also threatened by it, while simultaneously attempting to critique it. As a result, their texts explore how human relationships with digital devices and media transform human identity and human relationships with one another, history, divinity, capitalism, and nationality. Liliana M. Naydan walks us through these complex relationships, revealing how authors show through their fiction that technology is political. In the process, these authors complement and expand on work by historians, philosophers, and social scientists, creating accessible, literary road maps to our digital future.

The World is Flat

The World is Flat
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2006
Genre: Diffusion of innovations
ISBN: 9780374530488

Flat Earth

Flat Earth
Author: Christine Garwood
Publisher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 623
Release: 2008-08-05
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1429986948

Contrary to popular belief fostered in countless school classrooms the world over, Christopher Columbus did not discover that the earth was round. The idea of a spherical world had been widely accepted in educated circles from as early as the fourth century B.C. Yet, bizarrely, it was not until the supposedly more rational nineteenth century that the notion of a flat earth really took hold. Even more bizarrely, it persists to this day, despite Apollo missions and widely publicized pictures of the decidedly spherical Earth from space. Based on a range of original sources, Garwood's history of flat-Earth beliefs---from the Babylonians to the present day---raises issues central to the history and philosophy of science, its relationship to religion and the making of human knowledge about the natural world. Flat Earth is the first definitive study of one of history's most notorious and persistent ideas, and it evokes all the intellectual, philosophical, and spiritual turmoil of the modern age. Ranging from ancient Greece, through Victorian England, to modern-day America, this is a story that encompasses religion, science, and pseudoscience, as well as a spectacular array of people and places. Where else could eccentric aristocrats, fundamentalist preachers, and conspiracy theorists appear alongside Copernicus, Newton, and NASA, except in an account of such a legendary misconception? Thoroughly enjoyable and illuminating, Flat Earth is social and intellectual history at its best.