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The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization

By: Thomas Homer-Dixon

429 pages, B/w photos, figs, illus

Souvenir Press

Paperback | Jun 2007 | #163783 | ISBN-13: 9780285637948
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NHBS Price: £14.99 $18/€17 approx

About this book

Takes the reader on a mind-stretching tour of societies' management, or mismanagement, of disasters over time. From the demise of ancient Rome to contemporary climate change, this spellbinding book analyzes what happens when multiple crises compound to cause what the author calls "synchronous failure." But crisis doesn't have to mean total calamity. Through catagenesis, or creative, bold reform in the wake of breakdown, it is possible to reinvent our future.

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