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The Resource Upheaval : turning points for nations in crisis, Jared Diamond

Upheaval : turning points for nations in crisis, Jared Diamond

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Upheaval : turning points for nations in crisis
Title
Upheaval
Title remainder
turning points for nations in crisis
Statement of responsibility
Jared Diamond
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Author
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
Dewey number
303.48/409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN13
LC item number
.D52 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Social history
  • Social change
  • Crisis management
Label
Upheaval : turning points for nations in crisis, Jared Diamond
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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
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1098033989
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 502 pages
Isbn
9780316409131
Lccn
bl2019009814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1098033989
Label
Upheaval : turning points for nations in crisis, 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
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1098033989
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 502 pages
Isbn
9780316409131
Lccn
bl2019009814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1098033989

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