Collapse

Collapse
Author: Jared Diamond
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780141976969
Available:
Release: 2013-03-21
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Jared Diamond
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781101502006
Available:
Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Jared Diamond
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781101157824
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Release: 2005-12-27
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Mark R. Beissinger
Pages: 503
ISBN: 052100148X
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Release: 2002-02-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This 2002 study examines the process of the disintegration of the Soviet state.

After the Collapse of Communism

After the Collapse of Communism
Author: Professor Michael McFaul, PhD,Michael McFaul,Kathryn Stoner-Weiss
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0521834848
Available:
Release: 2004-09-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press
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: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: FEMA
Language: en

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Questioning Collapse

Questioning Collapse
Author: Patricia A. McAnany,Norman Yoffee
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9780521515726
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Release: 2010
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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."

The Collapse of the Dollar And How to Profit from It

The Collapse of the Dollar And How to Profit from It
Author: James Turk,John A. Rubino
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780385512244
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Release: 2008-01-29
Editor: Crown Business
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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: Jared M. Diamond
Pages: 575
ISBN: 0143036556
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This title has been removed from sale by Penguin Group, USA.

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: Shuzhen Liu
Pages: 228
ISBN: MSU:31293018127096
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Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
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: Nathan Jay Schwartz
Pages: 84
ISBN: UCAL:C2945670
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Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Michael Ward Flota
Pages: 538
ISBN: UCAL:X68332
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Coming Bond Market Collapse

The Coming Bond Market Collapse
Author: Michael G. Pento
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781118457085
Available:
Release: 2013-04-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Collapse of the Somali State

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

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The Collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union

The Collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union
Author: William E. Watson
Pages: 175
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023042182
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Release: 1998
Editor: Greenwood
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A one-stop source of information, analysis, biographical profiles, and key primary documents on the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union.

Survive The Economic Collapse

Survive The Economic Collapse
Author: Piero San Giorgio
Pages: 562
ISBN: 1593680147
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Release: 2013
Editor: Conran Octopus
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Design for the Prevention of Progressive Collapse Using Interactive Computer Graphics

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

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1177 B C

1177 B C
Author: Eric H. Cline
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780691208015
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. No more Trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. The thriving economy and cultures of the late second millennium B.C., which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, suddenly ceased to exist, along with writing systems, technology, and monumental architecture. But the Sea Peoples alone could not have caused such widespread breakdown. How did it happen? In this major new account of the causes of this "First Dark Ages," Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures, ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes, drought, and the cutting of international trade routes. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries. A compelling combination of narrative and the latest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to, and ultimately destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age-and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece"--

The Collapse of the Scholastic Heirarchy in the Seventeenth century France

The Collapse of the Scholastic Heirarchy in the Seventeenth century France
Author: Edward Motley Pickman
Pages: 34
ISBN: HARVARD:32044084600337
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Release: 1931
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Understanding Collapse

Understanding Collapse
Author: Guy D. Middleton
Pages: 441
ISBN: 9781107151499
Available:
Release: 2017-06-26
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this lively survey, Guy D. Middleton critically examines our ideas about collapse - how we explain it and how we have constructed potentially misleading myths around collapses - showing how and why collapse of societies was a much more complex phenomenon than is often admitted.