In his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel andCollapse, 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 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 Australia 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 book yet. Free Download [ Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis ] By [ Jared Diamond ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk
Jared Diamond is the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning Guns, Germs, and Steel He is Professor of Geography at UCLA and has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society He has dedicated this book to his sons and future generations.
- 512 pages
- Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
- Jared Diamond
- 03 July 2019 Jared Diamond