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Upheaval - How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change (Hardcover): Jared Diamond

Upheaval - How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change (Hardcover)

Jared Diamond

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'A riveting and illuminating tour of how nations deal with crises - which might hopefully help humanity as a whole deal with our present global crisis' Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens In his landmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, at a time when crises are erupting around the world, he reveals what makes certain nations resilient in the face of tremendous upheaval. In a riveting journey into the recent past, he traces how six countries have survived defining catastrophes - from the forced opening of Japan to the Soviet invasion of Finland to Chile's brutal Pinochet regime - through selective change, a coping mechanism more commonly associated with personal trauma. He identifies unique patterns in the way that these distinctive modern nations - all countries in which he has lived - have recovered from these upheavals. Looking ahead to the gravest threats we face in the future, he investigates the risk that the United States, and the world, are squandering their natural advantages and are on a devastating path towards catastrophe. Is this fate inevitable? Or can we still learn from the 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 the factors that influence how both nations and individuals can respond to enormous challenges. The result is a book epic in scope, but also his most personal yet.

General

Imprint: Allen Lane
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Jared Diamond
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 37mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 512
ISBN-13: 978-0-241-00339-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > International relations
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
LSN: 0-241-00339-3
Barcode: 9780241003398

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