Why Things Bounce Back
Publication Date: July 2012
List Price: $34.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
Katrina. Haiti. BP. Fukushima. The Great Recession. Those are just a few of the catastrophic disruptions the world has endured in recent years. As we try to respond to such crises, key questions arise: What causes one system to break under great stress and another to rebound? How much change can a complex system absorb while still retaining its purpose and function? What characteristics make it adaptive to change? Through original reporting ranging across disciplines including finance, neuroscience, oceanography, and social psychology, the authors explore how in answering these questions, the new science of resilience can help our institutions become more sustainable, enduring, and humane in the face of cataclysmic events. Provocative and eye-opening, Resilience sheds light on the multifaceted nature of change and gives readers access to cutting-edge tools developed by the leading thinkers of our time to help us adapt to an ever-evolving world rather than fall prey to its unpredictability.
About the AuthorAndrew Zolli directs the global innovation network PopTech and has served as a fellow of the National Geographic Society. His work and ideas have appeared in a wide array of media outlets, including PBS, "The" "New York Times", National Public Radio, "Vanity Fair, Fast Company", and many others. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
ANN MARIE HEALY is a playwright, screenwriter, and journalist. She has published numerous essays, fiction, and plays, and as a journalist has covered financial and technology news for magazines such as Institutional Investor and Financial Technology. She lives in Saugerties, New York.
Sean Runnette, a multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has also produced several Audie Award winning audiobooks. His film and television appearances include "Two If by Sea", "Copland", "Sex and the City", "Law & Order", "Third Watch", and lots and lots of commercials.