9780316409148-0316409146-Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

ISBN-13: 9780316409148
ISBN-10: 0316409146
Author: Diamond, Jared
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Format: Paperback 512 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780316409148
ISBN-10: 0316409146
Author: Diamond, Jared
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Format: Paperback 512 pages

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Acknowledged authors Diamond, Jared wrote Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis comprising 512 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0316409146 and 9780316409148. Since then Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.04 or rent at the marketplace.

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A Bill Gates Summer Reading Pick
A "riveting and illuminating" (Yuval Noah Harari) new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't, by the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of the landmark bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse.

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 book yet.

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