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The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Findaway World Llc
Publication date February 1, 2006
Edition Abridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781598954814
ISBN-10 1598954814
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $34.99
Other format details audio
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Playaway is the simplest way to listen to a book on the go. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, it comes with the audio content already on it and a battery to make it play. No Cassettes. No CDs. No Downloads. Simply plug in the earphones and enjoy. 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? The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9/11 and the Iraq war? 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 worlds two biggest nations and giving them a huge new stake in the success of globalization? And with this flattening of the globe, which requires us to run faster in order to stay in place, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? In his brilliant new work, the award-winning New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman demystifies this brave new world for listeners, allowing them to make sense of the often bewildering global scene unfolding before their eyes. With his inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, Friedman explains how the flattening of the world happened at the dawn of the twenty-first century; what it means to countries, companies, communities, and individuals; and how governments and societies can, and must, adapt. The World is Flat is a timely and essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374292782 Book cover for 9780374292799 Book cover for 9780786277223
 
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
Book cover for 9780312425074
 
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
Book cover for 9781598954814
 
The price comparison is for this edition
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
About: Playaway is the simplest way to listen to a book on the go.
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
Book cover for 9781427200174 Book cover for 9781593976682
 
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
Book cover for 9781439560761
 
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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