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The Resource Upheaval : how nations cope with crisis and change, Jared Diamond

Upheaval : how nations cope with crisis and change, Jared Diamond

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Upheaval : how nations cope with crisis and change
Title
Upheaval
Title remainder
how nations cope with crisis and change
Statement of responsibility
Jared Diamond
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes -- a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises. Diamond compares how six countries have survived recent upheavals -- ranging from the forced opening of Japan by U.S. Commodore Perry's fleet, to the Soviet Union's attack on Finland, to a murderous coup or countercoup in Chile and Indonesia, to the transformations of Germany and Austria after World War Two. Because Diamond has lived and spoken the language in five of these six countries, he can present gut-wrenching histories experienced firsthand. These nations coped, to varying degrees, through mechanisms such as acknowledgment of responsibility, painfully honest self-appraisal, and learning from models of other nations. Looking to the future, Diamond examines whether the United States, Japan, and the whole world are successfully coping with the grave crises they currently face. Can we learn from lessons of the past? Adding a psychological dimension to the in-depth history, geography, biology, and anthropology that mark all of Diamond's books, Upheaval reveals factors influencing how both whole nations and individual people can respond to big challenges. The result is a book epic in scope, but also his most personal book yet."--
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Diamond, Jared M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Social history
  • Social change
  • Crisis management
Target audience
adult
Label
Upheaval : how nations cope with crisis and change, Jared Diamond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 470-484) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1100424156
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 500 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241003435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1100424156
Label
Upheaval : how nations cope with crisis and change, Jared Diamond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 470-484) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1100424156
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 500 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241003435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1100424156

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