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The Upside of Down by Thomas Homer-Dixon
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Sep 15, 2020 | ISBN 9781039000278 | 783 Minutes

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“Thomas (Tad) Homer-Dixon is the giant-killer of overwhelming issues.” —Toronto Star

“[Thomas Homer-Dixon] is just the man for the job. . . . The book introduces general readers to a number of key concepts pursued by Homer-Dixon in his academic studies on the links between population growth, environmental degradation and global security. It is his ability to delineate those links that makes The Upside of Down such a sobering and stimulating read.” —Toronto Star

“Homer-Dixon [is] a magpie of knowledge.” —Times Colonist (Victoria)

“Thomas Homer-Dixon . . . has taken off the gloves with humanity. No more talk of what might occur. . . . A crash is inevitable.” —The Globe and Mail

“This is an ambitious book. . . . Those familiar with Homer-Dixon’ s earlier work . . . will not be surprised by the wide-ranging scope and technical virtuosity of his writing. By any measure, this book is an impressive achievement. It is a thoughtful and thought-provoking book. . . . for those who want a clear and accessible overview of this catastrophist debate, and one with a Canadian flavour . . . this is a useful place to start.” —The Globe and Mail

“For over a decade, Thomas Homer-Dixon has provided that rare thing: a bridge between leading-edge research and the lay reader. Now, addressing the great problems of our time, he points us towards a path forward.” —Robert D. Kaplan, senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, author of Imperial Grunts and The Coming Anarchy

“Anyone who doubts the seriousness of the human predicament should read Thomas Homer-Dixon’s brilliant The Upside of Down. Anyone who understands the seriousness should also read it for Homer-Dixon’ s insightful ideas about how to make society more resilient in the face of near-inevitable environmental and social catastrophes.” —Paul Ehrlich, President of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University, author of The Population Bomb


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