Thomas Homer-Dixon: The Upside of Down
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The Upside of Down
Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization

Thomas Homer-Dixon

Knopf Canada, 2006

Topic: Science and Technology

The Upside of Down sets out a theory of the growth, crisis, and renewal of societies. Today's converging energy, environmental, and political-economic stresses could cause a breakdown of national and global order. Yet there are things we can do now to keep such a breakdown from being catastrophic. And some kinds of breakdown could even open up extraordinary opportunities for creative, bold reform of our societies, if we're prepared to exploit these opportunities when they arise.

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