UPHEAVAL - HOW NATIONS COPE WITH CRISIS AND CHANGE

UPHEAVAL - HOW NATIONS COPE WITH CRISIS AND CHANGE

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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 shows 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.

Rayons : Sciences humaines & sociales > Histoire

  • EAN

    9780141977782

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    512 Pages

  • Poids

    420 g

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Infos supplémentaires : Broché  

Jared Diamond

Biologiste, évolutionniste, physiologiste, historien et géonomiste américain, Jared Diamond est l'auteur d'une œuvre scientifique puissante, destinée au grand public et récompensée par de nombreux prix. De lui, les Éditions Gallimard ont récemment publié Effondrement (NRF Essais, 2006, Folio essais n° 513), Pourquoi l'amour est un plaisir (Folio essais n° 531), Le monde jusqu'à hier (NRF Essais, 2013, Folio essais n° 599).

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