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Abundance : the future is better than you think / Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781451614213
  • ISBN: 1451614217
  • Description: xi, 386 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.

Available copies

  • 10 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 13 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Nonfiction T 173.8 D536 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection T 173.8 .D536 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult Nonfiction 303.483/D537a (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Shute Memorial Adult Nonfiction 303.483/D537a (Text to phone) Offline -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 303.483/Diamandis (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction T 173.8 .D536 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 303.483 DIAMANDIS 2012 (Text to phone) Checked out 08/14/2014
Melrose Nonfiction (Second Floor) 303.483 Diamandis (Text to phone) Checked out 08/28/2014
Phillips OWHL Stacks 4 303.48 D31AB (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 303.483/DIAMANDIS (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-356) and index.
Contents Note: Pt. 1: Perspective. Our grandest challenge -- Building the pyramid -- Seeing the forest through the trees -- It's not as bad as you think -- pt. 2: Exponential technologies. Ray Kurzweil and the go-fast button -- The singularity is nearer -- pt. 3: Building the base of the pyramid. The tools of cooperation -- Water -- Feeding nine billion -- pt. 4: The forces of abundance. The DIY innovator -- The technophilanthropists -- The rising billion -- pt. 5: Peak of the pyramid. Energy -- Education -- Health care -- Freedom -- pt. 6: Steering faster. Driving innovation and breakthroughs -- Risk and failure -- Which way next?
Summary: 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 roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.
Kotler, Steven, 1967- (Added Author).

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