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X-Events The Collapse of Everything

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ISBN-10: 0062088289

ISBN-13: 9780062088284

Edition: 2012

Authors: John L. Casti

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“I am an assiduous reader of John Casti’s books. He is a real scientific intellectual.” —Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York Times bestselling author of Fooled by Randomness“Casti 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 today’s advanced, overly complex societies have grown highly vulnerable to extreme events that will ultimately topple civilization like a house of cards. Like Nassim Taleb’s The Black Swan meets Jared Diamond’s Collapse, Casti’s book provides…    
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/12/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Author's Note
Preamble: Putting the "X" into x-Events
Why Normal Isn't So "Normal" Anymore
Getting Down to Cases
Digital Darkness
A Long-Term, Widespread Failure of the Internet
When do we Eat?
Breakdown of the Global Food-Supply System
The Day the Electronics died
A Continent-Wide Electromagnetic Pulse Destroys All Electronics
A New world Disorder
The Collapse of Globalization
Death by Physics
Destruction of the Earth Through the Creation of Exotic Particles
Blown Away
Destabilization of the Nuclear Landscape
Running on Empty
Drying Up of World Oil Supplies
I'M Sick of It
A Global Pandemic
Dark and Dry
Failure of the Electric Power Grid and Clean Water Supply
Technology Run Amok
Intelligent Robots Overthrow Humanity
The Great Unwinding
Global Deflation and the Collapse of World Financial Markets
X-Events Redux
Notes and References
Index