Jared Diamond - Upheaval—at GW Betts Theatre

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Friday, May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Best known for his classic Guns, Germs, and Steel, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1998, Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at UCLA, but he draws on myriad fields, including anthropology, economics, ecology, and evolutionary biology to propose groundbreaking arguments about human civilization. His new book looks at trauma and considers the reasons why some nations recover and others collapse. Using six case studies--the Soviet invasion of Finland, Commodore Perry’s arrival in Japan, Pinochet’s Chile, Indonesia’s evolution from colonialism to independence, post-war Germany, and Australia—Diamond’s comparative study defines “crisis,” traces the process of self-appraisal and adaptation, identifies patterns, and looks at ways both nations and individuals can develop greater resilience.

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GW Betts Theatre
800 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052
Non Fiction
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316409131
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 7th, 2019

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