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The World Is Flat

A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

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The World Is Flat

A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

1 edition
  • 3.58 ·
  • 12 Ratings
  • 37 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 16 Have read
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Publisher
Thorndike Press
Language
English
Pages
839

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When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, what will they say was the most crucial development at the dawn of the 21st century--the attacks of 9/11, or the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, China, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, creating an explosion of wealth in the middle classes of the world's two biggest nations, and giving them a huge new stake in the success of globalization? And with this "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Friedman explains how the flattening of the world happened; what it means to countries, companies, communities, and individuals; and how governments and societies can, and must, adapt.

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Cover of: The World Is Flat
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
July 24, 2007, Picador
Paperback in English
Cover of: The world is flat
The world is flat: a brief history of the twenty-first century
2007, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
in English - 1st further updated and expanded hardcover ed
Cover of: The world is flat
The world is flat: a brief history of the twenty-first century
2006, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
in English - 1st updated and expanded ed.
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The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
April 18, 2006, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
in English
Cover of: The World Is Flat
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
2005, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hardcover in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The World Is Flat
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
July 12, 2005, Thorndike Press
Hardcover in English - 1 edition

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First Sentence

"No one ever gave me directions like this on a golf course before: "Aim at either Microsoft or IBM.""

Classifications

Library of Congress
HM846 .F75 2005b

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
839
Dimensions
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches
Weight
2.2 pounds

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Open Library
OL8137027M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
078627722X
ISBN 13
9780786277223
LC Control Number
2005008444
Library Thing
836
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918097

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