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The Collapse Of Complex Societies
Author: Joseph Tainter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1988
Pages: 250
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Why Did The Soviet Union Collapse
Author: Robert Strayer
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Release Date: 1998-05-18
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Taking the Soviet collapse - the most cataclysmic event of the recent past - as a case study, this text engages students in the exercise of historical analysis, interpretation and explanation. In exploring the question posed by the title, the author introduces and applies such organizing concepts as great power conflict, imperial decline, revolution, ethnic conflict, colonialism, economic development, totalitarian ideology, and transition to democracy in a most accessible way. Questions and controversies, and extracts from documentary and literary sources, anchor the text at key points. This book is intended for use in history and political science courses on the Soviet Union or more generally on the 20th century.

Collapse Of Burning Buildings  2nd Edition
Author: Vincent Dunn
Publisher: PennWell Books
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 347
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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1. General collapse information 2. Terms of construction and building design 3. Building construction: firefighting problems and structural hazards 4. Masonry wall collapse 5. Collapse dangers of parapet walls 6. Wood floor collapse 7. Sloping peak roof collapse 8. Timber truss roof collapse 9. Flat roof collapse 10. Lightweight steel roof and floor collapse 11. Lightweight wood truss collapse 12. Ceiling collapse 13. Stairway collapse 14. Fire escape dangers 15. Wood-frame building collapse 16. Collapse hazards of buildings under construction 17. Collapse caused by master stream operations 18. Search-and-rescue at a building collapse 19. Safety precautions prior to collapse 20. Why the World Trade Center Towers collapsed 21. High-rise building collapse 22. Post-fire analysis 23. Early floor collapse EPILOGUE: Are architects, engineers, and code-writing officials friends of the firefighters?.

Corporate Collapse
Author: Frank Clarke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2003-04-07
Pages: 383
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Collapse
Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Pages: 608
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' - Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' - Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' - Economis 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' - Sunday Times

Collapse
Author: Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Publisher: Capstone
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Pages: 48
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Collapse! is a Capstone Press publication.

Nationalist Mobilization And The Collapse Of The Soviet State
Author: Mark R. Beissinger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2002-02-04
Pages: 503
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This 2002 study examines the process of the disintegration of the Soviet state.

Sustainability Or Collapse
Author: Robert Costanza
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 495
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Human history, as written traditionally, leaves out the important ecological and climate context of historical events. But the capability to integrate the history of human beings with the natural history of the Earth now exists, and we are finding that human-environmental systems are intimately linked in ways we are only beginning to appreciate. In Sustainability or Collapse?, researchers from a range of scholarly disciplines develop an integrated human and environmental history over millennial, centennial, and decadal time scales and make projections for the future. The contributors focus on the human-environment interactions that have shaped historical forces since ancient times and discuss such key methodological issues as data quality. Topics highlighted include the political ecology of the Mayans; the effect of climate on the Roman Empire; the "revolutionary weather" of El NiƱo from 1788 to 1795; twentieth-century social, economic, and political forces in environmental change; scenarios for the future; and the accuracy of such past forecasts as The Limits to Growth.

Yugoslavia S Bloody Collapse
Author: Christopher Bennett
Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
Release Date: 1995
Pages: 272
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Christopher Bennett argues that Yugoslavia's disintegration was not, contrary to accepted wisdom, the product of inherent and irrational ethnic animosities and centuries of strife - an interpretation which helps to vindicate the West's policy of inaction. He suggests that the decisive turning-point came in 1987, when a struggle was waged within the Serbian Communist party between adherents of a Serb nationalist ideology (embodied by Slobodan Milosevic) and those Yugoslavs who clung to the concept of a multinational state.

After The Collapse Of Communism
Author: Professor Michael McFaul, PhD
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2004-09-06
Pages: 264
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book is a response to the ten-year anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union.