The Upside of Down

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The Upside of Down

"The Upside of Down takes readers on a mind-stretching tour of events that have shaken the world - from the fall of Rome to the 1998 Asian financial crisis to the blackouts of 2003. And it draws on diverse fields - archeology, poetry, politics, science, and economics - to show how we might survive tomorrow's inevitable shocks. Disaster and social upheaval are always terrifying. Homer-Dixon illustrates how they can also catalyze the renewal of our societies and our lives."--BOOK JACKET.

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The Upside of Down
Language: en
Pages: 429
Authors: Thomas Homer-Dixon
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Island Press

"The Upside of Down takes readers on a mind-stretching tour of events that have shaken the world - from the fall of Rome to the 1998 Asian financial crisis to the blackouts of 2003. And it draws on diverse fields - archeology, poetry, politics, science, and economics - to show
The Upside of Down
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Thomas Homer-Dixon
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-05 - Publisher: Vintage Canada

From the author of the #1 bestselling and Governor General’s Literary Award-winning The Ingenuity Gap – an essential addition to the bookshelf of every thinking person with a stake in our world and our civilization. This is a groundbreaking, essential book for our times. Thomas Homer-Dixon brings to bear his
Discover the Upside of Down
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Ron Coby
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-23 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Discover the Upside of Down enlightens readers and give them investment strategies for both protection and profits. Chapters include information on the hot button economic topics of today and for the foreseeable future: oil, gold, real estate, stocks, the dollar, the U.S. and global economies and the future outlook from
The Upside of Down
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Susan Biggar
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-01 - Publisher: Transit Lounge

Susan Biggar fell in love with a New Zealander. Maybe as an American, she saw Darryl as a ticket to an exhilarating, global life. When her first son arrived, he came with fierce blue eyes, a curly toe and cystic fibrosis. The doctors said he would be lucky to reach
The Upside of Inequality
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Edward Conard
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-13 - Publisher: Penguin

The scourge of America’s economy isn't the success of the 1 percent—quite the opposite. The real problem is the government’s well-meaning but misguided attempt to reduce the payoffs for success. Four years ago, Edward Conard wrote a controversial bestseller, Unintended Consequences, which set the record straight on the financial crisis