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The Resource X-events : the collapse of everything, John Casti, (electronic resource)

X-events : the collapse of everything, John Casti, (electronic resource)

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X-events : the collapse of everything
Title
X-events
Title remainder
the collapse of everything
Statement of responsibility
John Casti
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The modern industrialized world is a complex system on a scale never before witnessed in the history of humankind. Technologically dependent, globally interconnected, it offers seemingly limitless conveniences, choices, and opportunities. Yet this same modern civilization may be as unstable as a house of cards, fear complexity scientists like John Casti. All it would take to "downsize" our way of life is a nudge from what Casti calls an "X-event," an unpredictable occurrence with extreme, even dire, consequences. When an X-event strikes--and scientists believe one will--finance, communication, defense, and travel will stop dead in their tracks. The flow of food, electricity, medicine, and clean water will be disrupted for months, if not years. This book provides a tour of the catastrophic outlier scenarios that could quickly send us crashing back to the preindustrial age.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Casti, J. L
Dewey number
303.483
Index
index present
LC call number
T14.5
LC item number
.C37 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • Social prediction
Label
X-events : the collapse of everything, John Casti, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Pt. 1: Why normal isn't so "normal" anymore -- Pt. 1: 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 -- Pt. III: X-events redux
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062088307
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Note
EBOOK
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5657E554-C2B2-4CB6-B31B-2101BC1D3C27
System control number
  • 1106223
  • (OCoLC)ocm795366995
  • 4552-16060
  • (OCoLC)795366995
  • (OCoLC)ocn795366995
  • (OUa)vtls000887511
  • 1106223
Label
X-events : the collapse of everything, John Casti, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Pt. 1: Why normal isn't so "normal" anymore -- Pt. 1: 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 -- Pt. III: X-events redux
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062088307
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Note
EBOOK
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5657E554-C2B2-4CB6-B31B-2101BC1D3C27
System control number
  • 1106223
  • (OCoLC)ocm795366995
  • 4552-16060
  • (OCoLC)795366995
  • (OCoLC)ocn795366995
  • (OUa)vtls000887511
  • 1106223

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