Collapse
Score: 3.5
From 129 Ratings

Collapse


  • Author: Jared Diamond
  • Release Date : 2004-12-29
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 9227125 Bytes


In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization. Diamond is also the author of Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in CrisisEnvironmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, but some found solutions and persisted. As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe, and weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives. Collapse moves from the Polynesian c...

One Second After
Score: 4.5
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One Second After


  • Author: William R. Forstchen
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • File Size: 2604012 Bytes


A post-apocalyptic thriller of the after effects in the United States after a terrifying terrorist attack using electromagnetic pulse weapons. New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as ...

The Collapse of Complex Societies
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

The Collapse of Complex Societies


  • Author : Joseph Tainter
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 052138673X


The Collapse of Complex Societies Book Description :

Dr Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory....

Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse

Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse


  • Author : Robert Strayer
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Release Date : 1998-05-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0765631903


Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse Book Description :

Taking the Soviet collapse - the most cataclysmic event of the recent past - as a case study, this text engages students in the exercise of historical analysis, interpretation and explanation. In exploring the question posed by the title, the author introduces and applies such organizing concepts as great power conflict, imperial decline, revolution, ethnic conflict, colonialism, economic development, totalitarian ideology, and transition to democracy in a most accessible way. Questions and controversies, and extracts from documentary and literary sources, anchor the text at key points. This book is intended for use in history and political science courses on the Soviet Union or more generally on the 20th century....

Collapse of Burning Buildings  2nd Edition
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Collapse of Burning Buildings 2nd Edition


  • Author : Vincent Dunn
  • Publisher : PennWell Books
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593702335


Collapse of Burning Buildings 2nd Edition Book Description :

1. General collapse information 2. Terms of construction and building design 3. Building construction: firefighting problems and structural hazards 4. Masonry wall collapse 5. Collapse dangers of parapet walls 6. Wood floor collapse 7. Sloping peak roof collapse 8. Timber truss roof collapse 9. Flat roof collapse 10. Lightweight steel roof and floor collapse 11. Lightweight wood truss collapse 12. Ceiling collapse 13. Stairway collapse 14. Fire escape dangers 15. Wood-frame building collapse 16. Collapse hazards of buildings under construction 17. Collapse caused by master stream operations 18. Search-and-rescue at a building collapse 19. Safety precautions prior to collapse 20. Why the World Trade Center Towers collapsed 21. High-rise building colla...

Corporate Collapse

Corporate Collapse


  • Author : Frank Clarke
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-04-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521534267


Corporate Collapse Book Description :

This revised edition examines corporate collapse from the 1960s to the 1990s and beyond....

Collapse

Collapse


  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Environmental degradation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0241958687


Collapse Book Description :

'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' DAILY MAIL 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' OBSERVER From the ghostly stone heads of Easter Island to crumbling Mayan cities hidden deep in the jungle, the mysterious ruins of lost worlds and vanished civilizations continue to haunt us. How could such mighty societies fall? And could our skyscrapers one day stand derelict and overgrown like ancient temples? Jared Diamond takes us on an epic journey around the globe, through the history of humanity and on to the future, to discover how - when tomorrow comes - we can be survivors. 'A book that has to be read . . . highly readable, highly persuasive and richly informative' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Gripping . . . the book fulfils its huge ambition, ...

Nationalist Mobilization and the Collapse of the Soviet State
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Nationalist Mobilization and the Collapse of the Soviet State


  • Author : Mark R. Beissinger
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-02-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 052100148X


Nationalist Mobilization and the Collapse of the Soviet State Book Description :

This 2002 study examines the process of the disintegration of the Soviet state....

Collapse

Collapse


  • Author : Kirstin Cronn-Mills
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780756540616


Collapse Book Description :

Collapse! is a Capstone Press publication....

Sustainability Or Collapse

Sustainability Or Collapse


  • Author : Robert Costanza
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262033664


Sustainability Or Collapse Book Description :

Human history, as written traditionally, leaves out the important ecological and climate context of historical events. But the capability to integrate the history of human beings with the natural history of the Earth now exists, and we are finding that human-environmental systems are intimately linked in ways we are only beginning to appreciate. In Sustainability or Collapse?, researchers from a range of scholarly disciplines develop an integrated human and environmental history over millennial, centennial, and decadal time scales and make projections for the future. The contributors focus on the human-environment interactions that have shaped historical forces since ancient times and discuss such key methodological issues as data quality. Topics hig...

After the Collapse of Communism
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

After the Collapse of Communism


  • Author : Professor Michael McFaul, PhD
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-09-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521834848


After the Collapse of Communism Book Description :

This book is a response to the ten-year anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union....