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The Resource How everything can collapse : a manual for our times, Pablo Servigne and Raphaël Stevens ; translated by Andrew Brown

How everything can collapse : a manual for our times, Pablo Servigne and Raphaël Stevens ; translated by Andrew Brown

Label
How everything can collapse : a manual for our times
Title
How everything can collapse
Title remainder
a manual for our times
Statement of responsibility
Pablo Servigne and Raphaël Stevens ; translated by Andrew Brown
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
This is a brave book that confronts directly the very real possibility that our civilization will collapse. What if our civilization were to collapse? Not many centuries into the future, but in our own lifetimes? Most people recognize that we face huge challenges today, from climate change and its potentially catastrophic consequences to a plethora of socio-political problems, but we find it hard to face up to the very real possibility that these crises could produce a collapse of our entire civilization. Yet we now have a great deal of evidence to suggest that we are up against growing systemic instabilities that pose a serious threat to the capacity of human populations to maintain themselves in a sustainable environment. This book confronts these issues head-on. The author examines the scientific evidence and show how its findings, often presented in a detached and abstract way, are connected to people's ordinary experiences, joining the dots, as it were, between the Anthropocene and our everyday lives. In so doing they provide a valuable guide that will help everyone make sense of the new and potentially catastrophic situation in which we now find ourselves. Today, utopia has changed sides: it is the utopians who believe that everything can continue as before, while realists put their energy into making a transition and building local resilience. Collapse is the horizon of our generation. But collapse is not the end, it's the beginning of our future. We will reinvent new ways of living in the world and being attentive to ourselves, to other human beings and to all our fellow creatures
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Servigne, Pablo
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Stevens, Raphaël
  • Brown, Andrew
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Regression (Civilization)
  • Crises (Philosophy)
  • Climatic changes
  • Global environmental change
  • Forecasting
Target audience
adult
Label
How everything can collapse : a manual for our times, Pablo Servigne and Raphaël Stevens ; translated by Andrew Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in French as Comment tout peut s'effondrer: Petit manuel de collapsologie à l'usage des générations présentes © Éditions du Seuil, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface / by Jem Bendell -- Introduction: We'll definitely need to tackle the subject one of these days... -- The accelerating vehicle -- When the engine dies (limits that cannot be crossed) -- Leaving the road (boundaries that can be crossed) -- Is the steering locked? -- Trapped in an ever more fragile vehicle -- The difficulties of being a futurologist -- Can we detect warning signs? -- What do the mathematical models say? -- A mosaic to explore -- And where do human beings fit into all this? -- Conclusion: Hunger is only the beginning -- Postface / by Yves Cochet
Control code
000066637961
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xv, 223 pages
Isbn
9781509541393
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2019045588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1137181856
Label
How everything can collapse : a manual for our times, Pablo Servigne and Raphaël Stevens ; translated by Andrew Brown
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in French as Comment tout peut s'effondrer: Petit manuel de collapsologie à l'usage des générations présentes © Éditions du Seuil, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface / by Jem Bendell -- Introduction: We'll definitely need to tackle the subject one of these days... -- The accelerating vehicle -- When the engine dies (limits that cannot be crossed) -- Leaving the road (boundaries that can be crossed) -- Is the steering locked? -- Trapped in an ever more fragile vehicle -- The difficulties of being a futurologist -- Can we detect warning signs? -- What do the mathematical models say? -- A mosaic to explore -- And where do human beings fit into all this? -- Conclusion: Hunger is only the beginning -- Postface / by Yves Cochet
Control code
000066637961
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xv, 223 pages
Isbn
9781509541393
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2019045588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1137181856

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