The Meaning of the 21st Century: a Vital Blueprint for Ensuring Our Future

Author(s): James Martin

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Arguing that we are living at a turning point in human history, the author talks about how we are travelling at breakneck speed into an era of extremes - of wealth, poverty, technology, and globalization. Stating that we must learn how to manage them all, he addresses key questions of our age and proposes an interconnected set of solutions.


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A devastating analysis of where our world is headed, and a powerful prescription for change. From the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of THE WIRED SOCIETY.

" A fire bell warning . . . Any political or business leader (or young person) eager to make history should begin by reading James Martin's hopeful and crucial blueprint."
- Hernando De Soto, author of The Mystery of Capital
" To survive the difficult 21st century we will need all that technology can offer, but in addition, we need the optimistic belief in it that James Martin's book provides."
- James Lovelock, author of Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

James Martin was born in Leicestershire, studied physics at Oxford, served in the British Army and then joined IBM in Paris as a systems engineer. He lectures all over the world and has written extensively on management and technology. Alongside his Litt.D from Oxford University, he has honorary doctorates from all six continents. And in 2007 James Martin became a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.

General Fields

  • : 9781903919866
  • : Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • : Eden Project Books
  • : May 2007
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 35mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Martin
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 363.7
  • : 544
  • : Illustrations