Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis




      Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
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.

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  • Hardcover
  • 512 pages
  • Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
  • Jared Diamond
  • English
  • 03 July 2019
  • 0316409138

10 thoughts on “ Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

  1. Bill Gates says:

    I feel very lucky to work with my wife, and not just because I get to spend extra time with her Melinda s way of looking at the world makes me better at my job.Jared Diamond says he owes the idea for his new book Upheaval to his wife, Marie Cohen, who s a psychologist Jared is already a polymath Although he was trained in physiology, his books usually blend anthropology and history, and he s a professor of geography Add in Marie s perspective, and you have the recipe for this I feel very lucky to work with my wife, and not just because I get to spend extra time with her Melinda s way of looking at the world makes me better at my job.Jared Diamond says he owes the idea for his new book Upheaval to his wife, Marie Cohen, who s a psychologist Jared is already a polymath Although he was trained in physiology, his books usually blend anthropology and history, and he s a professor of geography Add in Marie s perspective, and you have the recipe for this discipline bending book that ...

  2. Jeffrey Keeten says:

    An example of presumed lack of models is provided by the U.S today, for which belief in American exceptionalism translates into the widespread belief that the U.S has nothing to learn from Canada and Western European democracies not even from their solutions to issues that arise for every country, such as health care, education, immigration, prisons, and security in old age issues about which most Americans are dissatisfied with our American solutions but still refuse to learn from Canadian An example of presumed lack of models is provided by the U.S today, for which belief in American exceptionalism translates into the widespread belief that the U.S has nothing to learn from Canada and Western European democracies not even from their solutions to issues that arise for every country, such as health care, education, immigration, prisons, and security in old age issues about which most Americans are dissatisfied with our American solutions but still refuse to learn from Canadian or Western European solutions It has been a source of frustration for me that Americans have developed so many prejudices against Europe and even their North American partnerships We do so believ...

  3. Will Byrnes says:

    There is a large body of research and anecdotal information, built up by therapists, about the resolution of personal crises Could the resulting conclusions help us understand the resolution of national crises Successful coping with either external or internal pressures requires selective change That s as true of nations as of individuals The key word here is selective It s neither possible nor desirable for individuals or nations to change There is a large body of research and anecdotal information, built up by therapists, about the resolution of personal crises Could the resulting conclusions help us understand the resolution of national crises Successful coping with either external or internal pressures requires selective change That s as true of nations as of individuals The key word here is selective It s neither possible nor desirable for individuals or nations to change completely, and to discard everything of their former identities The challenge is to figure out which parts of their identities are already functioning well and don t need changing and which parts are no longer working and do need ...

  4. Randall Wallace says:

    This book explains how six countries historically dealt with their own deep crisis and upheaval Jared believes these six stories will help us solve any present or future U.S crisis or upheaval He begins in Finland discussing the huge mobilization of Finns 1 6 of the population and their fierce resistance against the Soviets which won them their freedom while other nearby nations weren t so lucky When the Soviets fought the Finns, eight Russians died for one Finn Finland, Jared says, also This book explains how six count...

  5. Mehrsa says:

    There is just nothing new or noteworthy in this book There is not a coherent theory of crisis, just a few bullet point lists of things these countries have in common, which is really a stretch Some of the history was interesting, but if you want history, best go elsewhere A lot of his nugget...

  6. David Wineberg says:

    Diamond in the RoughAlbert Einstein spent the last half of his life trying to fit the universe into one elegant formula He did not succeed Jared Diamond is trying to do the same with national political crises in Upheaval He has developed a list of 12 factors that show up in times of crisis at the nation level The degree to which the nation deals with those factors if at all determines how successful it will likely be in dealing with it.The book exists at three levels the individual, the Diamond in the RoughAlbert Einstein spent the last half of his life trying to fit the universe into one elegant formula He did not succeed Jared Diamond is trying to do the same with national political crises in Upheaval He has developed a list of 12 factors that show up in times of crisis at the nation level The degree to which the nation deals with those factors if at all determines how successful it will likely be in dealing with it.The book exists at three levels the individual, the nation and the world The factors relating to their crises can be quite similar The bulk of the book is on seven countries Diamond has had relationships with, having lived and or worked in them They are Indonesia, Japan, Germany, USA, Australia, Chile and Finland They re all different, and they all handled their crises differently Some are still in crisis.A crisis...

  7. Andrew says:

    Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis, by Jared Diamond, is an narrative history looking at crisis in nation states within the 20th century or so The book charts these crisis in terms of twelve personal crisis points that Diamond lists off The countries in the book are chosen because the author is familiar with them, and has lived in many of them for many years, experiencing some of these modern crisis first hand The book is an anecdotal, narrative history, with little Upheaval Turning Points for Nations in Crisis, by Ja...

  8. Faith says:

    Successful coping with either external or internal pressure requires selective change That s as true of nations as of individuals The author describes and compares crises and selective changes, over the course of several decades, in Finland, Japan, Chile, Indonesia, Germany, Australia and the United States He has a theory 12 factors associated with the resolution of national crises and he bends each of his samples to fit into that theory He selected those countries because in most cases Successful coping with either external or internal pressure requires selective change That s as true of nations as of individuals The author describes and compares crises and selective changes, over the course of several decades, in Finland, Japan, Chile, Indonesia, Germany, Australia and the United States He has a theory 12 factors associated with the resolution of national crises and he bends each of his samples to fit into that theory He selected those countries because in most cases he had lived there at some point One of my problems with the book is that it doesn t seem like a very rigorous way to select a research sample and I was also put off b...

  9. Chris Leuchtenburg says:

    I guess when you are smart enough to master six languages in your youth and publish two, thought provoking and popular books, you can get anything published Diamond skims along the surfaces of complex histories, never demonstrating the research and deep thinking that would justify his sweeping generalizations I actually read the first few chapters carefully, refusing to believe that the author of Gun, Germs and Steel and Collapse could base this book on such shallow thinking Skipping to the I guess when you are smart enough to master six languages in your youth and publish two, th...

  10. Megan Bell says:

    In this follow up to Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond shows how nations have overcome crises through methods individuals often practice in overcoming personal trauma Through his historical study of Finland, Meiji Japan, Chile, Indonesia, Germany, and Australia and his examination of current crises facing Japan, the US, and the world, Diamond reveals how certain factors like honest self appraisal and dealing with national failure can help predict resilience This is a In this follow up to Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond shows how nations have overcome crises through methods individuals often practice in overcoming personal trauma Through his historical study of Finland, Meiji Japan, Chile, Indonesia, Germany, and Australia and hi...

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