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The Collapse of Complex Societies

The Collapse of Complex Societies Book
Author : Joseph Tainter
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1988
ISBN : 9780521386739
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Questioning Collapse

Questioning Collapse Book
Author : Patricia A. McAnany,Norman Yoffee
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2009-09-28
ISBN : 1107717329
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Questioning Collapse challenges those scholars and popular writers who advance the thesis that societies - past and present - collapse because of behavior that destroyed their environments or because of overpopulation. In a series of highly accessible and closely argued essays, a team of internationally recognized scholars bring history and context to bear in their radically different analyses of iconic events, such as the deforestation of Easter Island, the cessation of the Norse colony in Greenland, the faltering of nineteenth-century China, the migration of ancestral peoples away from Chaco Canyon in the American southwest, the crisis and resilience of Lowland Maya kingship, and other societies that purportedly 'collapsed'. Collectively, these essays demonstrate that resilience in the face of societal crises, rather than collapse, is the leitmotif of the human story from the earliest civilizations to the present. Scrutinizing the notion that Euro-American colonial triumphs were an accident of geography, Questioning Collapse also critically examines the complex historical relationship between race and political labels of societal 'success' and 'failure'.

Collapse

Collapse  Book
Author : Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 0756540615
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Collapse! is a Capstone Press publication.

China

China Book
Author : Nathaniel Peffer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1930
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download China book written by Nathaniel Peffer, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

After the Collapse of Communism

After the Collapse of Communism Book
Author : Professor Michael McFaul, PhD,Michael McFaul,Kathryn Stoner-Weiss
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004-09-06
ISBN : 9780521834841
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bowling Alone

Bowling Alone Book
Author : Robert D. Putnam
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2001-08-07
ISBN : 0743203046
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect.

Beyond Collapse

Beyond Collapse Book
Author : Ronald K. Faulseit
Publisher : SIU Press
Release : 2015-11-23
ISBN : 0809333996
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New approaches to collapsed complex societies. The Maya. The Romans. The great dynasties of ancient China. It is generally believed that these once mighty empires eventually crumbled and disappeared. A recent trend in archaeology, however, focusing on what happened during and after the decline of once powerful regimes has found social resilience and transformation instead of collapse. In Beyond Collapse: Archaeological Perspectives on Resilience, Revitalization, and Transformation in Complex Societies, editor Ronald K. Faulseit gathers scholars with diverse theoretical perspectives to interpret how ancient civilizations responded to various stresses, including environmental change, warfare, and the fragmentation of political institutions. Contributors discuss not only what makes societies collapse but also why some societies are resilient and others are not, as well as how societies reorganize after collapse. Putting in context issues we face today, such as climate change, social diversity, and the failure of modern states, Beyond Collapse is an essential volume for readers interested in humanenvironment interaction and in the collapse--and subsequent reorganization--of human societies.

The Collapse of Low skill Male Earnings in the 1980s

The Collapse of Low skill Male Earnings in the 1980s Book
Author : David R. Howell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Collapse of Low skill Male Earnings in the 1980s book written by David R. Howell, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Collapse of Western Civilization

The Collapse of Western Civilization Book
Author : Naomi Oreskes,Erik M. Conway
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2014-07-01
ISBN : 0231537956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and—finally—the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the 300th anniversary of the Great Collapse, a senior scholar presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment—the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies—failed to act, and so brought about the collapse of Western civilization. In this haunting, provocative work of science-based fiction, Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. Conway imagine a world devastated by climate change. Dramatizing the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called "carbon combustion complex" that have turned the practice of science into political fodder. Based on sound scholarship and yet unafraid to speak boldly, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature.

After Collapse

After Collapse Book
Author : Glenn M. Schwartz,John J. Nichols
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Release : 2010-08-15
ISBN : 9780816529360
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the Euphrates Valley to the southern Peruvian Andes, early complex societies have risen and fallen, but in some cases they have also been reborn. Prior archaeological investigation of these societies has focused primarily on emergence and collapse. This is the first book-length work to examine the question of how and why early complex urban societies have reappeared after periods of decentralization and collapse. Ranging widely across the Near East, the Aegean, East Asia, Mesoamerica, and the Andes, these cross-cultural studies expand our understanding of social evolution by examining how societies were transformed during the period of radical change now termed Òcollapse.Ó They seek to discover how societal complexity reemerged, how second-generation states formed, and how these re-emergent states resembled or differed from the complex societies that preceded them. The contributors draw on material culture as well as textual and ethnohistoric data to consider such factors as preexistent institutions, structures, and ideologies that are influential in regeneration; economic and political resilience; the role of social mobility, marginal groups, and peripheries; and ethnic change. In addition to presenting a number of theoretical viewpoints, the contributors also propose reasons why regeneration sometimes does not occur after collapse. A concluding contribution by Norman Yoffee provides a critical exegesis of ÒcollapseÓ and highlights important patterns found in the case histories related to peripheral regions and secondary elites, and to the ideology of statecraft. After Collapse blazes new research trails in both archaeology and the study of social change, demonstrating that the archaeological record often offers more clues to the Òdark agesÓ that precede regeneration than do text-based studies. It opens up a new window on the past by shifting the focus away from the rise and fall of ancient civilizations to their often more telling fall and rise. CONTRIBUTORS Bennet Bronson, Arlen F. Chase, Diane Z. Chase, Christina A. Conlee, Lisa Cooper, Timothy S. Hare, Alan L. Kolata, Marilyn A. Masson, Gordon F. McEwan, Ellen Morris, Ian Morris, Carlos Peraza Lope, Kenny Sims, Miriam T. Stark, Jill A. Weber, Norman Yoffee

Collapse of the Wave Function

Collapse of the Wave Function Book
Author : Shan Gao
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-04-30
ISBN : 1108562973
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first single volume about the collapse theories of quantum mechanics, which is becoming a very active field of research in both physics and philosophy. In standard quantum mechanics, it is postulated that when the wave function of a quantum system is measured, it no longer follows the Schrödinger equation, but instantaneously and randomly collapses to one of the wave functions that correspond to definite measurement results. However, why and how a definite measurement result appears is unknown. A promising solution to this problem are collapse theories in which the collapse of the wave function is spontaneous and dynamical. Chapters written by distinguished physicists and philosophers of physics discuss the origin and implications of wave-function collapse, the controversies around collapse models and their ontologies, and new arguments for the reality of wave function collapse. This is an invaluable resource for students and researchers interested in the philosophy of physics and foundations of quantum mechanics.

The Collapse of Ancient States and Civilizations

The Collapse of Ancient States and Civilizations Book
Author : Norman Yoffee,George L. Cowgill
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780816512492
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Publikacja prac seminarium "School of American Research" które odbyło się w Santa Fe, 22-26 marca 1982 r.

State Collapse in South Eastern Europe

State Collapse in South Eastern Europe Book
Author : Lenard J. Cohen,Jasna Dragović-Soso
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781557534606
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A multidisciplinary approach exploring the historical antecedents and the dynamic process of Yugoslavia's violent dissolution. This volume examines issues broadening our understanding of the Yugoslav case, and also sheds light on how to deal with state fragility and failure.

From Cold War to Collapse

From Cold War to Collapse Book
Author : Mike Bowker,Robin Brown
Publisher : CUP Archive
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780521426121
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A review of the survival of International Relations theories after the collapse of the Cold War.

Collapse and Transformation

Collapse and Transformation Book
Author : Guy D. Middleton
Publisher : Oxbow Books
Release : 2020-04-09
ISBN : 1789254264
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The years c. 1250 to 1150 BC in Greece and the Aegean are often characterised as a time of crisis and collapse. A critical period in the long history of the region and its people and culture, they witnessed the end of the Mycenaean kingdoms, with their palaces and Linear B records, and, through the Postpalatial period, the transition into the Early Iron Age. But, on closer examination, it has become increasingly clear that the period as a whole, across the region, defies simple characterisation – there was success and splendour, resilience and continuity, and novelty and innovation, actively driven by the people of these lands through this transformative century. The story of the Aegean at this time has frequently been incorporated into narratives focused on the wider eastern Mediterranean, and most infamously the ‘Sea Peoples’ of the Egyptian texts. In twenty-five chapters written by 25 specialists, Collapse and Transformation instead offers a tight focus on the Aegean itself, providing an up-to date picture of the archaeology ‘before’ and ‘after’ ‘the collapse’ of c. 1200 BC. It will be essential reading for students and scholars of the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean regions, as well as providing data and a range of interpretations to those studying collapse and resilience more widely and engaging in comparative studies. Introductory chapters discuss notions of collapse, and provide overviews of the Minoan and Mycenaean collapses. These are followed by twelve chapters, which review the evidence from the major regions of the Aegean, including the Argolid, Messenia, and Boeotia, Crete, and the Aegean islands. Six chapters then address key themes: the economy, funerary practices, the Mycenaean pottery of the mainland and the wider Aegean and eastern Mediterranean region, religion, and the extent to which later Greek myth can be drawn upon as evidence or taken to reflect any historical reality. The final four chapters provide a wider context for the Aegean story, surveying the eastern Mediterranean, including Cyprus and the Levant, and the themes of subsistence and warfare.

Collapse the Buckling of Structures in Theory and Practice

Collapse  the Buckling of Structures in Theory and Practice Book
Author : J. M. T. Thompson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1983
ISBN : 9780521251020
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Good,No Highlights,No Markup,all pages are intact, Slight Shelfwear,may have the corners slightly dented, may have slight color changes/slightly damaged spine.

Tang China And The Collapse Of The Uighur Empire

Tang China And The Collapse Of The Uighur Empire Book
Author : Michael Robert Drompp
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9004141294
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book considers the Tang response to the collapse of the Uighur steppe empire in 840 C.E. and the large number of refugees who fled to China's northern frontier. It examines the workings of late Tang bureaucracy through translations of some seventy relevant Chinese documents.

The Collapse

The Collapse Book
Author : Mary Elise Sarotte
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2014-10-07
ISBN : 0465056903
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"An authoritative and fast-moving account of the events that led up to the Wall's demise." --Financial Times On November 9, 1989, massive crowds surged toward the Berlin Wall, drawn by an announcement that caught the world by surprise: East Germans could now move freely to the West. The Wall-the infamous symbol of a divided Cold War Europe--seemed to be falling. But the opening of the gates was not planned by the East German ruling regime--nor was it the result of a bargain between either President Ronald Reagan or President George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It was an accident. In The Collapse, prize-winning historian Mary Elise Sarotte reveals how a perfect storm of decisions made by daring underground revolutionaries, disgruntled Stasi officers, and dictatorial party bosses sparked an unexpected series of events culminating in the chaotic fall of the Wall. With a novelist's eye for character and detail, she brings to vivid life a story that sweeps across Budapest, Prague, and Leipzig and on to the armed checkpoints in Berlin. The Collapse offers the definitive account of the night that brought down the Berlin Wall