X-Events: The Collapse of Everything

X-Events: The Collapse of Everything

John L. Casti

“I am an assiduous reader of John Casti’s books. he's a true clinical intellectual.”
 —Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York Times bestselling writer of Fooled by means of Randomness

“Casti is at his most sensible in proposing tricky philosophical rules enthusiastically and lucidly, and in featuring daily examples to demonstrate them.”
New York instances e-book Review

In his hugely provocative and grippingly readable e-book, X-Events, writer John Casti brilliantly argues that today’s complex, overly complicated societies have grown hugely liable to severe occasions that may eventually topple civilization like a home of playing cards. Like Nassim Taleb’s The Black Swan meets Jared Diamond’s Collapse, Casti’s booklet offers a much-needed wake-up call—sounding a desirable and scary caution approximately civilized society’s lack of ability to get over an international disaster— demonstrating how humankind might be blasted again into the Stone Age through a meteor strike, nuclear apocalypse, around the globe contagion, or any variety of unforeseeable X-Events.

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