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The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet Hardcover – Apr 9 2013

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  • Hardcover: 364 pages
  • Publisher: UPNE; First Edition edition (April 9 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161168255X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611682557
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #405,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“By providing a detailed, statistically rich historical background on many of the detrimental practices and
attitudes that have brought humanity to the nail-biting precipice that may await a century from now, Naam
strengthens his soberly confident, if not cautiously optimistic, predictions for how humans can walk it back from the edge of disaster.”—Booklist


"Seattle-based writer and former Microsoft executive Ramez Naam argues that we can solve the natural-resource and environmental challenges that face us — and grow global prosperity — if we tap our most abundant resource: innovation." —Seattle Times


““I’m an optimist,” he writes more than once. Optimism about the power of ideas offers no guarantees, as Naam is well aware; he carefully avoids complacency. Something needs to be done to stimulate our ingenuity, Naam writes. Equal parts pragmatic and inspiring, his book offers a helpful guide for that purpose.”—The Intelligent Optimist


“Computer scientist/writer Naam has produced a compelling road map for meeting the dire environmental, energy, and food challenges facing human civilization. He argues persuasively, drawing from a wealth of research, that humanity has the potential to innovate itself out of those problems, as it has before.”—Choice

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“This book contains a plan—probably the only plan—to save the world. Ramez Naam is unwilling to minimize the challenges that face us, but equally unwilling to sermonize or catastrophize. The Infinite Resource is an intelligent and responsible analysis, presented in lively prose; it should be required reading for all global thinkers and leaders.” (Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of The Better Angels of Our Nature)

“Brilliant. Ramez Naam shows that innovation is the only force equal to the global challenges that face us, and that we can prosper if we harness it.” (Ray Kurzweil, bestselling author of The Singularity Is Near)

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