10 Years That Shook the World: A Timeline of Events from 2001 [NOOK Book]

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September 11, 2001, is considered the main event, but the changes of the decade go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the war on terror. The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and the advent of social media are just some of the innovations that grew to define the decade. The war on terror and its strong rhetoric hid these phenomena. The purpose of this book is to show the true patterns of change—those innovations that will influence coming decades.
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10 Years That Shook the World: A Timeline of Events from 2001

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Overview

September 11, 2001, is considered the main event, but the changes of the decade go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the war on terror. The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and the advent of social media are just some of the innovations that grew to define the decade. The war on terror and its strong rhetoric hid these phenomena. The purpose of this book is to show the true patterns of change—those innovations that will influence coming decades.
  This is more than a timeline, it is the tale of an extraordinary decade. Within each year, Napoleoni presents events not in a strict chronology but more as we might remember them, often with the most significant events recalled first. Thus the main topics—politics, economics, people, technology, and the environment—cross over constantly, showing how they are all interlinked and how globalization is speeding up the pace of change in our world.
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Napoleoni (Rogue Economics: Capitalism's New Reality) covers the people, events, and other factors—such as the growth of social media, developments in science and technology, new economic policies, and environmental concerns—that have shaped the past decade, aiming primarily, as she states in the preface, "to show how the decade that began in 2001 has profoundly changed the world, setting in motion what Steve Jobs called 'digital lifestyle.'" Organized by year and spanning the September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda attacks on the United States to the tsunami that devastated the Japanese island of Honshu in 2011, the entries each open with a summary of the year's key happenings and then list events according to global importance, not necessarily in rigid chronological order. Each year's "At a Glance" section offers useful data including world GDP, federal debt, unemployment figures, food price index, and oil price per barrel. An extensive bibliography concludes the book. VERDICT This fresh look at a tumultuos period in American history is a worthwhile purchase for high school, public, and academic libraries.—Bobbie Wrinkle, McCracken Cty. P.L., Paducah, KY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609804121
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 108
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

A woman of the Left who garners praise from Noam Chomsky and Greg Palast at the same time as she is quoted respectfully in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, economist LORETTA NAPOLEONI has been an advisor to national governments while being one of the harshest of critics of the underlying principles and policies of the current world banking system. Napoleoni’s books, including Rogue Economics: Capitalism's New Reality (a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2008) and Terror Incorporated: Tracing the Money Behind Global Terrorism, have been international bestsellers and are translated into eighteen foreign languages. A longtime activist, a former Fulbright Scholar at Johns Hopkins’ Paul H. Nitze School, a Rotary Scholar at the London School of Economics, and chair of the Club de Madrid countering terrorism financing group, Napoleoni has traveled widely in the Middle East and around the world. Her essays and columns have appeared in the Chicago TribuneLa StampaLa RepubblicaEl País, and Le Monde. Her most recent book is Maonomics: How Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do.

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