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Camden County Library District - Camdenton 303.48 Diamond (Text) 31320003674988 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Carthage Public Library 303.484 D54u (Text) 34MO2001804078 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Doniphan-Ripley County Library 303.48 DIAMO (Text) 38421100727357 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 12/19/2019
Festus Public Library 303.48 Diamond (Text) 32017000078809 New Adult Books Checked out 12/05/2019
Jefferson County Library-Arnold 303.484 DIAMOND (Text) 30061010161194 Best Seller Available -
Jefferson County Library-Windsor 303.484 DIAMOND (Text) 30065010102801 Non-Fiction Available -
North Kansas City Public Library 303.48 DIAMOND 2019 (Text) 0001002213351 Nonfiction New Checked out 12/15/2019
Scenic Regional-Warrenton 303.48 DIA (Text) 3006767004 NonFiction Available -
Sikeston Public Library 303.484 D54 (Text) 34140000056958 Non-Fiction Available -
  This item purchased through the 2019 Public Library Nonfiction Collection Development Support Grant from the Missouri State Library.
Trails Regional-Concordia 303.484 Dia (Text) 2204879983 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 470-484) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Legacies of Coconut Grove -- Part 1. Individuals. Personal crises -- Part 2. Nations : crises that unfolded. Finland's war with the Soviet Union ; The origins of modern Japan ; A Chile for all Chileans ; Indonesia, the rise of a new country ; Rebuilding Germany ; Australia : who are we? -- Part 3. Nations and the world : crises underway. What lies ahead for Japan? ; What lies ahead for the United States? : strengths, and the biggest problem ; What lies ahead for the world? ; Epilogue: Lessons, questions, and outlook.
Summary, etc.:
"With his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of why civilizations rise and fall. Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how some nations successfully 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."-- Dust jacket.
Subject: Social history > Case studies.
Social change > Case studies.
Crisis management > Case studies.

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