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Collapse by Sissie Roy Summary

Abby se réveille après l’accident et n’a qu’une chose en tête, vivre son amour avec Brian au grand jour. Cependant rien n’est facile, Mat en veut à son pote d’avoir mis la vie de sa petite sœur en jeu et il ne se gêne pas pour le lui faire savoir. Brian tente de faire son mea culpa auprès de tous, mais peu sont disposé à lui pardonner. Peu, sauf Abby. Leur amour n’a jamais été facile et ce n’est pas près de changer. Seulement, ils sont tous les deux très entêtés et s’aiment plus que tout. Arriveront-ils à surmonter l’insurmontable ? Pourront-ils être enfin heureux ?

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Collapse by Brigitte Comard Summary

Nous suivons pas à pas le protagoniste, jusqu'à l'inéluctable dénouement... Peut-on croire à la force de l’art face à la trivialité du monde ? La beauté peut-elle nous sauver ? Jean-Noël, le personnage du nouveau roman de Brigitte Comard y croit. Ce récit dense et sensible embarque, au rythme des secousses du monde, dans le cœur et l’esprit d’un homme que la vie va frapper. Un ouvrage juste et bouleversant qui déconstruit les rouages d’un système et révèle la violence sociale qu’il génère. Engagé avec justesse, cet ouvrage saisit par le regard acéré et sans complaisance qu’il porte sur le monde contemporain. EXTRAIT Je suis devenu un petit noyau dur au centre de moi-même, comme toujours quand la charge est trop rude. J’ai appris très tôt à faire le petit noyau dur ; pour moins souffrir, il faut être lisse quand on est un enfant. Je me suis souvent demandé si tous les enfants souffraient autant. C’est une question d’autant plus cruelle qu’elle n’est pas communicable. En tout cas, pour moi, elle ne l’était pas. Et comme je n’ai pas d’enfant, je n’en sais pas plus aujourd’hui. Ce serait ridicule d’expliquer à quiconque, que mon enfance a été un puits de souffrances sans fond. Qui pourrait croire ça ? Je n’aimais que la beauté, la puissance de la beauté me ravissait. C’était un élan de l’âme. Et j’ai traversé une enfance de laideur. Va parler d’élan de l’âme à des petites brutes dressées à la bassesse, à des maîtres asservis à la médiocrité, à des adultes morts. À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR Brigitte Comard est née à Casablanca en avril 1961. Sa famille, rapatriée, s’installe dans une ferme du sud de la Gironde. Chanteuse et auteure, la scène devient le pré-texte de rencontres, genèse de ses spectacles et de son écriture. La création est pour elle un acte politique et de résistance, un prolongement du quotidien à l’épreuve de la poésie. Femme de convictions, Brigitte Comard ne cesse de croiser et de tisser serré les chemins de la création et ceux de l’engagement.

A quoi bon penser à l'heure du grand collapse ?

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A quoi bon penser à l'heure du grand collapse ? by Paul Jorion Summary

Responsable des crises économiques et environnementales catastrophiques qui l’affligent et menacent aujourd’hui de l’emporter, le genre humain est paradoxalement aussi un génie technologique. Les fruits de son inventivité sont entrés dans une phase explosive, faisant miroiter à la fois la promesse de l’immortalité individuelle et la déresponsabilisation par le transfert de la gestion des affaires à des machines. À quoi bon penser à l’heure où se profile à l’horizon la menace du remplacement de l’homme apprenti-sorcier par le robot, son héritier ? Paul Jorion a acquis sa réputation internationale en prévoyant la crise financière de 2008 et en étant conforté par les faits. Sa formation d’anthropologue et de sociologue, combinée à son goût pour les mathématiques et l’informatique, l’a conduit à jouer un rôle pionnier en anthropologie économique, en intelligence artificielle et en finance. Ses mises en garde sur le danger d’un effondrement mettent en accusation les choix politiques inconséquents débouchant sur un risque de collapse généralisé. Esprit libre et érudit, ignorant les approches disciplinaires « en silo », Paul Jorion enrichit les outils de la pensée. Avec Franck Cormerais et Jacques Athanase Gilbert, il revient sur son parcours et sa démarche pour démontrer que seule une anthropologie radicale mobilisant la totalité du savoir que le genre humain a acquis sur son identité profonde est à même de prévenir est à même de prévenir son extinction

Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?

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Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse? by Robert Strayer Summary

Taking the Soviet collapse - the most cataclysmic event of the recent past - as a case study, this text engages students in the exercise of historical analysis, interpretation and explanation. In exploring the question posed by the title, the author introduces and applies such organizing concepts as great power conflict, imperial decline, revolution, ethnic conflict, colonialism, economic development, totalitarian ideology, and transition to democracy in a most accessible way. Questions and controversies, and extracts from documentary and literary sources, anchor the text at key points. This book is intended for use in history and political science courses on the Soviet Union or more generally on the 20th century.

The Collapse of Complex Societies

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The Collapse of Complex Societies by Joseph Tainter Summary

Dr Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory.

Collapse of Burning Buildings, 2nd Edition

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Collapse of Burning Buildings, 2nd Edition by Vincent Dunn Summary

1. General collapse information 2. Terms of construction and building design 3. Building construction: firefighting problems and structural hazards 4. Masonry wall collapse 5. Collapse dangers of parapet walls 6. Wood floor collapse 7. Sloping peak roof collapse 8. Timber truss roof collapse 9. Flat roof collapse 10. Lightweight steel roof and floor collapse 11. Lightweight wood truss collapse 12. Ceiling collapse 13. Stairway collapse 14. Fire escape dangers 15. Wood-frame building collapse 16. Collapse hazards of buildings under construction 17. Collapse caused by master stream operations 18. Search-and-rescue at a building collapse 19. Safety precautions prior to collapse 20. Why the World Trade Center Towers collapsed 21. High-rise building collapse 22. Post-fire analysis 23. Early floor collapse EPILOGUE: Are architects, engineers, and code-writing officials friends of the firefighters?.

Corporate Collapse

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Corporate Collapse by Frank Clarke,Graeme Dean,K. G. Oliver,Kyle Oliver Summary

This revised edition examines corporate collapse from the 1960s to the 1990s and beyond.

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Collapse by Jared Diamond Summary

From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' - Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' - Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' - Economis 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' - Sunday Times

Sustainability Or Collapse?

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Sustainability Or Collapse? by Robert Costanza,Lisa Graumlich,William L. Steffen Summary

Human history, as written traditionally, leaves out the important ecological and climate context of historical events. But the capability to integrate the history of human beings with the natural history of the Earth now exists, and we are finding that human-environmental systems are intimately linked in ways we are only beginning to appreciate. In Sustainability or Collapse?, researchers from a range of scholarly disciplines develop an integrated human and environmental history over millennial, centennial, and decadal time scales and make projections for the future. The contributors focus on the human-environment interactions that have shaped historical forces since ancient times and discuss such key methodological issues as data quality. Topics highlighted include the political ecology of the Mayans; the effect of climate on the Roman Empire; the "revolutionary weather" of El Niño from 1788 to 1795; twentieth-century social, economic, and political forces in environmental change; scenarios for the future; and the accuracy of such past forecasts as The Limits to Growth.

Yugoslavia's Bloody Collapse

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Yugoslavia's Bloody Collapse by Christopher Bennett Summary

Christopher Bennett argues that Yugoslavia's disintegration was not, contrary to accepted wisdom, the product of inherent and irrational ethnic animosities and centuries of strife - an interpretation which helps to vindicate the West's policy of inaction. He suggests that the decisive turning-point came in 1987, when a struggle was waged within the Serbian Communist party between adherents of a Serb nationalist ideology (embodied by Slobodan Milosevic) and those Yugoslavs who clung to the concept of a multinational state.

After the Collapse of Communism

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After the Collapse of Communism by Professor Michael McFaul, PhD,Michael McFaul,Kathryn Stoner-Weiss Summary

This book is a response to the ten-year anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

State Collapse and Post-conflict Development in Africa

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State Collapse and Post-conflict Development in Africa by Abdullah A. Mohamoud,Abdullah M. Mohamoud Summary

Mohamoud's work considers the underlying causes for the breakdown of the state across both time and space. Time is considered across the triple history - the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial processes. Space is used in the sense of taking the whole of Somalia as a unit of analysis. This approach enables the discovery of different structural crises over a period of time and examines these cumulative effects on the current upheavals in Somalia. Among the approaches, State Collapse and Post-Conflict Development in Africa covers the constraints in the harsh material environment; the subsistence pastoral mode of existence; the colonial intervention and the subsequent division of the land into five parts; Cold War geopolitics; decades of armed struggles; and the post-colonial crisis of governance. Dr. Abdulla (Awil) Mohamoud runs SAHAN, an academic research and consultancy agency, which conducts policy oriented research and fact finding missions abroad, mainly in Africa, undertakes evaluation and monitoring activities, provides training and offers advisory services on integration and multi-cultural issues. He holds an MA degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and earned his PhD at the University of Amsterdam. Mohamoud has served regularly as an election observer in UN, EU, Council of Europe and OSCE missions to conflict and war-torn societies (to East-Timor, Kosovo, Nigeria, Serbia, and Zimbabwe).

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Collapse! by Kirstin Cronn-Mills Summary

Collapse! is a Capstone Press publication.

Communism and Its Collapse

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Communism and Its Collapse by Stephen White Summary

Focusing particularly on the USSR and Eastern Europe, this book examines the development of communist rule - Communist doctrine - Limits of reform - Decline in the system - Explaining communist collapse.

Open Issues in Core Collapse Supernova Theory

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Open Issues in Core Collapse Supernova Theory by Anthony Mezzacappa,George Michael Fuller Summary

Efforts to uncover the explosion mechanism of core collapse supernovae and to understand all of their associated phenomena have been ongoing for nearly four decades. Despite this, our theoretical understanding of these cosmic events remains limited; two- and three-dimensional modeling of these events is in its infancy. Most of the modeling efforts over the past four decades have, by necessity, been constrained to spherical symmetry, with the first two-dimensional, albeit simplified, models appearing only during the last decade. Simulations to understand the complex interplay between the turbulent stellar core fluid flow, its magnetic fields, the neutrinos produced in and emanating from the proto-neutron star, the stellar core rotation, and the strong gravitational fields have yet to be performed. Only subsets of these fundamental ingredients have been included in the models thus far, often with approximation.The purpose of this volume is to identify the outstanding issues that remain in order to come to a complete understanding of these important astrophysical events. As the book focuses on open issues rather than the current state of the art in the field ? although the latter will certainly be discussed ? it will remain relevant for some time.

Political Parties and the Collapse of the Old Orders

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Political Parties and the Collapse of the Old Orders by John Kenneth White,Philip Davies Summary

With the passage of the Cold War, political parties in nearly every corner of the globe have undergone a vast upheaval. Political Parties and the Collapse of the Old Orders describes these changes using several countries as laboratories: the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Israel, South Africa, and Russia. In this "new world order," the old political arrangements and old ways of doing things have disappeared. The altered states of political parties in the post-Cold War world pose a central question: what does change look like? The answers given here illuminate our understanding of why the world has changed and how political parties are attempting to cope with it.

Aerial Ladder Collapse Incidents

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Aerial Ladder Collapse Incidents by N.A Summary

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The Collapse of the Soviet Union, 1985-1991

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The Collapse of the Soviet Union, 1985-1991 by David R. Marples,Professor of History David R Marples Summary

The collapse of the Soviet Union has widely been seen as the reult of the arms race and Cold War, and the failure of the Soviet side to keep pace with new technology. This is an accessible guide to the key events surrounding the disintegration of the USSR.

Confronting Collapse

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Confronting Collapse by Michael C. Ruppert Summary

The book that inspired the movie Collapse. The world is running short of energy-especially cheap, easy-to-find oil. Shortages, along with resulting price increases, threaten industrialized civilization, the global economy, and our entire way of life. In Confronting Collapse, author Michael C. Ruppert, a former LAPD narcotics officer turned investigative journalist, details the intricate connections between money and energy, including the ways in which oil shortages and price spikes triggered the economic crash that began in September 2008. Given the 96 percent correlation between economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions and the unlikelihood of economic growth without a spike in energy use, Ruppert argues that we are not, in fact, on the verge of economic recovery, but on the verge of complete collapse. Ruppert's truth is not merely inconvenient. It is utterly devastating. But there is still hope. Ruppert outlines a 25-point plan of action, including the creation of a second strategic petroleum reserve for the use of state and local governments, the immediate implementation of a national Feed-in Tariff mandating that electric utilities pay 3 percent above market rates for all surplus electricity generated from renewable sources, a thorough assessment of soil conditions nationwide, and an emergency action plan for soil restoration and sustainable agriculture.