Collapse

Collapse
Author by: Jared Diamond
Release: 2013-03-21
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780141976969
Language: en
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From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' - Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' - Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' - Economis 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' - Sunday Times

Collapse

Collapse
Author by: Jared Diamond
Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781101502006
Language: en
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In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization. Diamond is also the author of Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, but some found solutions and persisted. As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe, and weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives. Collapse moves from the Polynesian cultures on Easter Island to the flourishing American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya and finally to the doomed Viking colony on Greenland. Similar problems face us today and have already brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti, even as China and Australia are trying to cope in innovative ways. Despite our own society’s apparently inexhaustible wealth and unrivaled political power, ominous warning signs have begun to emerge even in ecologically robust areas like Montana. Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide?

Collapse

Collapse
Author by: Jared Diamond
Release: 2005-12-27
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781101157824
Language: en
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This title has been removed from sale by Penguin Group, USA.

Nationalist Mobilization and the Collapse of the Soviet State

Nationalist Mobilization and the Collapse of the Soviet State
Author by: Mark R. Beissinger
Release: 2002-02-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 503
ISBN: 052100148X
Language: en
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This 2002 study examines the process of the disintegration of the Soviet state.

Questioning Collapse

Questioning Collapse
Author by: Patricia A. McAnany,Norman Yoffee
Release: 2010
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9780521515726
Language: un
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Questioning Collapse challenges those scholars and popular writers who advance the thesis that societies - past and present - collapse because of behavior that destroyed their environments or because of overpopulation. In a series of highly accessible and closely argued essays, a team of internationally recognized scholars bring history and context to bear in their radically different analyses of iconic events, such as the deforestation of Easter Island, the cessation of the Norse colony in Greenland, the faltering of nineteenth-century China, the migration of ancestral peoples away from Chaco Canyon in the American southwest, the crisis and resilience of Lowland Maya kingship, and other societies that purportedly "collapsed." Collectively, these essays demonstrate that resilience in the face of societal crises, rather than collapse, is the leitmotif of the human story from the earliest civilizations to the present. Scrutinizing the notion that Euro-American colonial triumphs were an accident of geography, Questioning Collapse also critically examines the complex historical relationship between race and political labels of societal "success" and "failure."

After the Collapse of Communism

After the Collapse of Communism
Author by: Professor Michael McFaul, PhD,Michael McFaul,Kathryn Stoner-Weiss
Release: 2004-09-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0521834848
Language: en
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Incident Command System for Structural Collapse Incidents ICSSCI Student Manual

Incident Command System for Structural Collapse Incidents  ICSSCI Student Manual
Author by: Anonim
Release: 2021
Editor: FEMA
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Language: en
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The Collapse of the Dollar And How to Profit from It

The Collapse of the Dollar And How to Profit from It
Author by: James Turk,John A. Rubino
Release: 2008-01-29
Editor: Crown Business
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780385512244
Language: un
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Explains how investors, worried about the continual devaluation of the dollar, can preserve and increase their wealth by investing in gold mining stocks, gold coins, and gold-based digital currencies, examining the potential risks and profits of gold investment, how to integrate gold into a balanced financial portfolio, and more. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Collapse

Collapse
Author by: Jared M. Diamond
Release: 2005
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 575
ISBN: 0143036556
Language: un
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This title has been removed from sale by Penguin Group, USA.

A Time of Change Questioning the Collapse of Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

A Time of Change  Questioning the    Collapse    of Anuradhapura  Sri Lanka
Author by: Keir Magalie Strickland
Release: 2017-06-30
Editor: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781784916336
Language: en
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This book reassesses the apparent collapse of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, through explicit reference to the archaeological record, rather than focusing solely upon textual sources which have been overly relied upon in previous studies.

Survive The Economic Collapse

Survive The Economic Collapse
Author by: Piero San Giorgio
Release: 2013
Editor: Conran Octopus
Pages: 562
ISBN: 1593680147
Language: un
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For millions of people, the ongoing economic crisis has marked the End of the World As We Know It. The "American Dream" (and ones like it) of a guaranteed job, a home, and a pension, has given way to the nightmare of unemployment, unpayable debt, depression, and uncertainty. In Survive The Economic Collapse, Piero San Giorgio looks behind the headlines and sound bites and demonstrates that today's economic crisis is no temporary "downturn," nor is it simply the result of bad policies. The crisis is the beginning of the end of a global paradigm when expectations of endless economic growth and progress crash up against the reality of scarcity and limited resources. The implications of the collapse cannot be ignored: a steep decline in living standards due to the evaporation of easy credit; a new political landscape that might inspire nationalism, geopolitical reshuffling, and even wars over resources; and, potentially, a reduction in global population. No mere doom-sayer, San Giorgio explains not just how to understand the crisis but overcome it how to foster a resilient community, stay healthy, and become self-sufficient and productive in the "interesting times" that lie ahead. Packed with tactical information and resources, Survive is nothing less than a field manual for the apocalypse.

The Coming Bond Market Collapse

The Coming Bond Market Collapse
Author by: Michael G. Pento
Release: 2013-04-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781118457085
Language: un
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A noted adherent of Austrian School of Economic theories makes a controversial prediction about an imminent financial apocalypse, explaining why the crisis will occur and who will be most affected while outlining recommended solutions for governments, industries and individuals for safeguarding against the worst effects.

Bifurcation Dynamics as a Cause of the Recent Voltage Collapse Problems in the WSCC System

Bifurcation Dynamics as a Cause of the Recent Voltage Collapse Problems in the WSCC System
Author by: Shuzhen Liu
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 228
ISBN: MSU:31293018127096
Language: en
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On the Collapse of a Spherical Cavity in Water

On the Collapse of a Spherical Cavity in Water
Author by: Nathan Jay Schwartz
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 84
ISBN: UCAL:C2945670
Language: en
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Contents: Formulation of the Problem Similarity and Dimensional Techniques The Role of Energy The Model The Equations of Motion, Boundary and Initial Conditions Cavity Collapse with a Fixed Sound Speed at the Cavity Wall Perturbation Theory Boundary Conditions The Self-Similar Equations Analysis of the Non-Self-Similar Equations Analysis at the Cavity Wall Analysis at the Singular Point x = 1.51.

Constructing collapse

Constructing collapse
Author by: Michael Ward Flota
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 538
ISBN: UCAL:X68332
Language: en
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Before the Collapse

Before the Collapse
Author by: Ugo Bardi
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Springer
Pages: 242
ISBN: 3030290379
Language: un
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Nobody has to tell you that when things go bad, they go bad quickly and seemingly in bunches. Complicated structures like buildings or bridges are slow and laborious to build but, with a design flaw or enough explosive energy, take only seconds to collapse. This fate can befall a company, the stock market, or your house or town after a natural disaster, and the metaphor extends to economies, governments, and even whole societies. As we proceed blindly and incrementally in one direction or another, collapse often takes us by surprise. We step over what you will come to know as a “Seneca cliff”, which is named after the ancient Roman philosopher, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, who was the first to observe the ubiquitous truth that growth is slow but ruin is rapid. Modern science, like ancient philosophy, tell us that collapse is not a bug; it is a feature of the universe. Understanding this reality will help you to see and navigate the Seneca cliffs of life, or what Malcolm Gladwell called “tipping points.” Efforts to stave off collapse often mean that the cliff will be even steeper when you step over it. But the good news is that what looks to you like a collapse may be nothing more than the passage to a new condition that is better than the old. This book gives deeper meaning to familiar adages such as “it’s a house of cards”, “let nature take its course”, “reach a tipping point”, or the popular Silicon Valley expression, “fail fast, fail often.” As the old Roman philosopher noted, “nothing that exists today is not the result of a past collapse”, and this is the basis of what we call “The Seneca Strategy.” This engaging and insightful book will help you to use the Seneca Strategy to face failure and collapse at all scales, to understand why change may be inevitable, and to navigate the swirl of events that frequently threaten your balance and happiness. You will learn: How ancient philosophy and modern science agree that failure and collapse are normal features of the universe Principles that help us manage, rather than be managed by, the biggest challenges of our lives and times Why technological progress may not prevent economic or societal collapse Why the best strategy to oppose failure is not to resist at all costs How you can “rebound” after collapse, to do better than before, and to avoid the same mistakes.

The Collapse of the Somali State

The Collapse of the Somali State
Author by: Cabdisalaam M. Ciisa-Salwe
Release: 1994
Editor: Haan Publishing
Pages: 124
ISBN: STANFORD:36105070103796
Language: en
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The Collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union

The Collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union
Author by: William E. Watson
Release: 1998
Editor: Greenwood
Pages: 175
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023042182
Language: en
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A one-stop source of information, analysis, biographical profiles, and key primary documents on the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union.

Design for the Prevention of Progressive Collapse Using Interactive Computer Graphics

Design for the Prevention of Progressive Collapse Using Interactive Computer Graphics
Author by: John Lewis Gross
Release: 1980
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 364
ISBN: CORNELL:31924004337592
Language: en
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The Collapse of American Criminal Justice

The Collapse of American Criminal Justice
Author by: William J. Stuntz
Release: 2011-09-15
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 413
ISBN: 9780674051751
Language: un
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Rule of law has vanished in America’s criminal justice system. Prosecutors decide whom to punish; most accused never face a jury; policing is inconsistent; plea bargaining is rampant; and draconian sentencing fills prisons with mostly minority defendants. A leading criminal law scholar looks to history for the roots of these problems—and solutions.