Upheaval : turning points for nations in crisis / Jared Diamond.  (Text) (Text)

Diamond, Jared M
Call no.: HN13 .D538 2020Publication: New York : Back Bay Books, Little Brown and Company, 2020Edition: 1st Back Bay Book mass market edDescription: 546 p, [32] of of plates : ill. (some col.), mapsNotes: Reprint. Originally published: 2019.ISBN: 9780316497183; 0316497185Subject(s): Social history -- Case studiesSocial change -- Case studiesCrisis management -- Case studiesCrisis management in governmentAdjustment (Psychology)LOC classification: HN13 | .D538 2020
Contents:Prologue: Legacies of Cocoanut Grove -- Part 1 Individuals -- Chapter 1 Personal Crises -- Part 2 Nations: Crises that Unfolded -- Chapter 2 Finland's War with the Soviet Union -- Chapter 3 The Origins of Modern Japan -- Chapter 4 A Chile for All Chileans -- Chapter 5 Indonesia, the Rise of a New Country -- Chapter 6 Rebuilding Germany -- Chapter 7 Australia: Who Are We? -- Part 3 Nations and the World: Crises Underway -- Chapter 8 What Lies Ahead for Japan -- Chapter 9 What Lies Ahead for the United States? Strengths, and the Biggest Problem -- Chapter 10 What Lies Ahead for the United States? Three "Other" Problems -- Chapter 11 What Lies Ahead for the World? -- Epilogue: Lesson, Questions, and Outlook.
Summary: With his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of why civilizations rise or fall. Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he explains how some nations successfully recover from crises while adopting selective changes--a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal trauma. 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. 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 highlights 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.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2019.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prologue: Legacies of Cocoanut Grove -- Part 1 Individuals -- Chapter 1 Personal Crises -- Part 2 Nations: Crises that Unfolded -- Chapter 2 Finland's War with the Soviet Union -- Chapter 3 The Origins of Modern Japan -- Chapter 4 A Chile for All Chileans -- Chapter 5 Indonesia, the Rise of a New Country -- Chapter 6 Rebuilding Germany -- Chapter 7 Australia: Who Are We? -- Part 3 Nations and the World: Crises Underway -- Chapter 8 What Lies Ahead for Japan -- Chapter 9 What Lies Ahead for the United States? Strengths, and the Biggest Problem -- Chapter 10 What Lies Ahead for the United States? Three "Other" Problems -- Chapter 11 What Lies Ahead for the World? -- Epilogue: Lesson, Questions, and Outlook.

With his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of why civilizations rise or fall. Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he explains how some nations successfully recover from crises while adopting selective changes--a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal trauma. 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. 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 highlights 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.

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