X-Events

Publisher: HarperCollins Release date: 2012-06-12

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I am an assiduous reader of John Castis books. He is a real scientific intellectual.Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York Times bestselling author of Fooled by RandomnessCasti is at his best in presenting difficult philosophical ideas enthusiastically and lucidly, and in presenting everyday examples to illustrate them.New York Times Book ReviewIn his highly provocative and grippingly readable book, X-Events, author John Casti brilliantly argues that todays advanced, overly complex societies have grown highly vulnerable to extreme events that will ultimately topple civilization like a house of cards. Like Nassim Talebs The Black Swan meets Jared Diamonds Collapse, Castis book provides a much-needed wake-up callsounding a fascinating and frightening warning about civilized societys inability to recover from a global catastrophe demonstrating how humankind could be blasted back into the Stone Age by a meteor strike, nuclear apocalypse, worldwide contagion, or any number of unforeseeable X-Events.

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Genre: Cybernetics & systems theory

Collection: William Morrow

Type: EPub

Pages: 336

ISBN: 9780062088307

Additional Information

Genre: Cybernetics & systems theory

Collection: William Morrow

Type: EPub

Pages: 336

ISBN: 9780062088307

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