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Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Diamond, Jared

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In his landmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now in the third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crisis. Diamond sh...ows us how seven countries have survived defining upheavals in the recent past - from the forced opening up of Japan and the Soviet invasion of Finland to the Pinochet regime in Chile - through selective change, a process of painful self-appraisal and adaptation more commonly associated with personal trauma. Looking ahead to the future, he investigates whether 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? Exhibiting the awe-inspiring grasp of history, geography, economics and anthropology that marks all Diamond's work, Upheaval reveals how both nations and individuals can become more resilient. The result is a book epic in scope, but also his most personal yet.
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ISBN 9780241003435
Released AU 7 May 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780241003435
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 7 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Diamond, Jared
Category World History
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
World History: From C 1900 -
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Political Science & Theory
Embargos & Sanctions
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code 363.34
Weight 817g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Crisis management
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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