Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer-prize winning author of the seminal million-copy-bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was named one of Time Magazine’s best non-fiction books of all time, Collapse, a No. 1 international bestseller, and The World Until Yesterday, among other books. A professor of Geography at UCLA and noted polymath, Diamond’s work has been influential in the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Ornithology, Ecology and History.
In his landmark books Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilisations rise and fall. Now, at a time when crises are erupting around the world, he reveals what makes certain nations resilient in the face of tremendous upheavals. In a riveting journey into our recent past, he traces how seven countries have survived defining catastrophes – from the forced opening of Japan to the Soviet invasion of Finland to Chile’s brutal Pinochet regime – through selective change, a process of painful self-appraisal and adaptation.
Exhibiting the awe-inspiring grasp of history, geography, economics and anthropology that marks all Diamond’s work, Upheaval reveals how both nations and individuals can become more resilient in times of crisis. The result is a book epic in scope, but also his most personal yet.
Jared Diamond will be discussing Upheaval at
THE BRIGHTON DOME WEDNESDAY 29th MAY 7.30p.m. Talk followed by audience Q&A and BOOK SIGNING Tickets available from THE DOME very shortly