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Very thorough, well-researched and convincing arguments made engaging through interesting anecdotes.Published 16 months ago by tom liacas
This book is full of diary entries, generalizations, platitudes, analogies, metaphors, and unnecessary technical explanations. Read morePublished on March 24 2013 by ogilvie
Thomas Homer-Dixon delivers again. He presents the luminous insights that come with robust scholarship in a captivating and entertaining prose. He never lectures nor pontificates. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2010 by ceciliacormier
This is the second book (printed in 2006) by professor Homer-Dixon that I have studied. In the very innovative way, among other topics, he uses EROI (Expected Return on Investment)... Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2010 by Regnal the Caretaker
We tend to assume that our civilization is different from the many failed civilizations that preceded it. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2009 by David Thompson
As a Canadian it's easy to endorce Dr. Homer-Dixon's tretise on the way of the world. As a lay person, unfamiliar with ancient history beyond that which I remember from high... Read morePublished on June 19 2009 by James R. Cable
... the author spends way too much time focussing on himself. This egocentric perspective detracts from the central message of the book (which I believe in). Read morePublished on Oct. 8 2007 by Fan of Fiction