X-events : the collapse of everything

Book Cover
Average Rating
New York : William Morrow, [2012].
Central - Adult Nonfiction
303.483 CASTI
1 available


LocationCall NumberStatus
Central - Adult Nonfiction303.483 CASTIAvailable


Loading Description...

More Details

New York : William Morrow, [2012].
Physical Desc
ix, 326 pages ; 24 cm


Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Casti, J. L. (2012). X-events: the collapse of everything (First edition.). William Morrow.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Casti, J. L. 2012. X-events: The Collapse of Everything. William Morrow.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Casti, J. L. X-events: The Collapse of Everything William Morrow, 2012.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Casti, J. L. X-events: The Collapse of Everything First edition., William Morrow, 2012.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.