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The Resource The Watchman's Rattle

The Watchman's Rattle

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The Watchman's Rattle
Title
The Watchman's Rattle
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Summary
Why can’t we solve our problems anymore? Why do threats such as the Gulf oil spill, worldwide recession, terrorism, and global warming suddenly seem unstoppable? Are there limits to the kinds of problems humans can solve? Rebecca Costa confronts- and offers a solution to-these questions in her highly anticipated and game-changing book, The Watchman’s Rattle. Costa pulls headline for today’s news to demonstrate how accelerating complexity quickly outpaces that rate at which the human brain can develop new capabilities. With compelling evidenced based on research in the rise and fall of Mayan, Khmer, and Roman empires, Costa shows how t ht tendency to find a quick solutions- leads to frightening long term consequence: Society’s ability to solve its most challenging, intractable problems becomes gridlocked, progress slows, and collapse ensues. A provocative new voice in the tradition of thought leaders Thomas Friedman, Jared Diamond and Malcolm Gladwell, Costa reveals how we can reverse the downward spiral. Part history, part social science, part biology, The Watchman’s Rattle is sure to provoke, engage and incite change
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Costa, Rebecca
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dictionaries
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  • Sociology
  • Science
  • Nonfiction
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The Watchman's Rattle
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:d8732ad7-d03d-4acc-9672-78a5f206d282
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781593156503
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Watchman's Rattle
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d8732ad7-d03d-4acc-9672-78a5f206d282
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781593156503
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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