Upheaval

ISBN: 9780316497183 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: Jared Diamond Editură: Little, Brown and Company Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 512 Stoc: În stoc

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In his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes -- a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises.


Diamond compares how six countries have survived recent upheavals -- ranging from the forced opening of Japan by U.S. Commodore Perry's fleet, to the Soviet Union's attack on Finland, to a murderous coup or countercoup in Chile and Indonesia, to the transformations of Germany and Austria after World War Two. Because Diamond has lived and spoken the language in five of these six countries, he can present gut-wrenching histories experienced firsthand. These nations coped, to varying degrees, through mechanisms such as acknowledgment of responsibility, painfully honest self-appraisal, and learning from models of other nations. Looking to the future, Diamond examines whether the United States, Japan, and the whole world are successfully coping with the grave crises they currently face. Can we learn from 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 factors influencing how both whole nations and individual people can respond to big challenges. The result is a book epic in scope, but also his most personal yet.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Jared Diamond
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Little, Brown and Company
Inaltime
20
Latime
13
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
512
Subtitlu
Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
Bic
HBG
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