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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tantor Media Inc
Publication date March 26, 2012
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781452607184
ISBN-10 1452607184
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 6.50 in.
Weight 0.44 lbs.
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Original list price $39.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions of people. This book is an antidote to pessimism by tech-entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler. Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing-fast. The authors document how four forces-exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion-are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. Abundance establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic road map for governments, industry, and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.Examining human need by category-water, food, energy, health care, education, and freedom-Diamandis and Kotler introduce dozens of innovators making great strides in each area: Larry Page, Steven Hawking, Dean Kamen, Daniel Kahneman, Elon Musk, Bill Joy, Stewart Brand, Jeff Skoll, Ray Kurzweil, Ratan Tata, Craig Venter, and many, many others.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781451614213
 
from Free Pr (February 21, 2012)
9781451614213 | details & prices | 386 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $26.99
About: Providing abundance is humanity’s grandest challenge—this is a book about how we rise to meet it.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781451616835
 
Reprint edition from Free Pr (September 23, 2014)
9781451616835 | details & prices | 412 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
About: The New York Times bestselling “manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the world’s most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedom” (The Wall Street Journal).
from Simon & Schuster (May 8, 2012)
9781451695762 | details & prices | 400 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $16.00
CD/Spoken Word
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With Arthur Morey (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (March 26, 2012)
9781452607184 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $39.99
About: We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet.
With Arthur Morey (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (March 26, 2012)
9781452657189 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.99
About: We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet.

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