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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
By Thomas L. Friedman and Oliver Wyman (narrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher St Martins Pr
Publication date May 2, 2006
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781427200174
ISBN-10 1427200173
Dimensions 2.75 by 4 by 6 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $49.95
Other format details audio
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
        "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. With his inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, Friedman brilliantly demystifies the new flat world for listeners, making sense of the advances in technology and communications that challenge us to run even faster just to stay in place. For these updated and expanded editions, Friedman has added more hours of commentary, fresh stories and insights. New material includes:
 
• The reasons the flattening of the world "will be seen in time as one of those fundamental shifts or inflection points, like the invention of the printing press, the rise of the nation-state, or the Industrial Revolution"
 
• A mapping of the New Middle--the places and spaces in the flat world where middle-class jobs will be found--and portraits of the character types who will find success as New Middlers
 
• An account of the qualities American parents and teachers need to cultivate in young people so that they will be able to thrive in the flat world
 
• An account of the "globalization of the local": how the flattening of the world is actually strengthening local and regional identities rather than homogenizing the world
 
         More than ever, The World Is Flat is an essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists.


Editions
Hardcover
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2 upd exp edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (August 7, 2007)
9780374292782 | details & prices | 672 pages | 6.75 × 9.25 × 2.25 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $35.00
About: An account of the great changes taking place in the modern world as a result of swift advances in technology and communications, including an explosion of wealth in India and China.
Exp upd edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 30, 2006)
9780374292799 | details & prices | 593 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
Expanded edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 30, 2006); titled "World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century"
9789990213713 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.50 × 2.00 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $0.02
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (July 12, 2005)
9780786277223 | details & prices | 839 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $32.95
About: Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 5, 2005)
9780374292881 | details & prices | 488 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $27.50
About: Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 5, 2005)
9789990100044 | details & prices | List price $0.02
Paperback
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Upd exp edition from Picador USA (July 24, 2007)
9780312425074 | details & prices | 660 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $19.00
About: Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
Miscellaneous
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Abridged edition from Findaway World Llc (February 1, 2006)
9781598954814 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $34.99
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CD/Spoken Word
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Abr upd ex edition from St Martins Pr (July 24, 2007)
9781427201751 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
Una upd ex edition from St Martins Pr (July 24, 2007)
9781427201768 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.00 × 2.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $59.95
About: Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
Exp upd edition from St Martins Pr (April 18, 2006)
9781427200167 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $29.95
About:        "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr.
With Oliver Wyman (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from St Martins Pr (April 30, 2005)
9781593976699 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 2.25 in. | 0.96 lbs | List price $59.95
About: Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
With Oliver Wyman (other contributor) | Abridged edition from St Martins Pr (February 1, 2005)
9781593977511 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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The price comparison is for this edition
With Oliver Wyman (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from St Martins Pr (May 2, 2006)
9781427200174 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.00 × 2.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $49.95
About:         "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr.
With Oliver Wyman (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from St Martins Pr (April 30, 2005)
9781593976682 | details & prices | 6.25 × 4.25 × 2.75 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $44.95
About: Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439560761 | details & prices | 660 pages | List price $25.00
About: When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, and they come to the chapter "Y2K to March 2004," what will they say was the most crucial development?

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