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Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World
Michael C. Ruppert

Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009

The book that inspired the movie Collapse . The world is running short of energy-especially cheap, easy-to-find oil. Shortages, along with resulting price increases, threaten industrialized civilization, the global economy, and our entire way of life. In Confronting Collapse , author Michael C. Ruppert, a former LAPD narcotics officer turned investigative journalist, details the intricate connections between money and energy, including the ...


Collapse: A Survival Thriller
Scott Carleton

Velocity House, 2013

What you are about to read has already happened… Based on real-life events this part action-thriller, part cautionary tale, Collapse is the story of one man’s fight to save the ones he loves when the tenuous fibers that hold society together become strained and begin to snap. Matt Avery is put to the test as his entire city experiences a loss of electricity, failure of lines of communication, and civilian looting and violence. With a wife, ...


Collapse!: How the Federal Reserve Created Another Stock Market Bubble and Why it Will Collapse

David Skarica, 2014

Since the financial crisis we have seen a massive rally in the U.S. stock market. This rise has increased in scope and size in late 2012 when the Federal Reserve began its $85 billion dollar a month QE program. In this book David Skarica shows you why this rally has not been supported by fundamentals and will fail. Collapse! shows you why stocks are historically expensive and many sectors are seeing bubble like activity and why these bubbles ...


Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition
Jared Diamond

Penguin Books, 2011

In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel , the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, but some found solutions and persisted. As ...


The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future
Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway

Columbia University Press, 2014

The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and -- finally -- the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the ...


Crash (Book One), 2014

Crash - A post apocalyptic / dystopian thriller. WARNING: THIS IS A DARK BOOK WITH SCENES OF BRUTAL MURDER. “There are a quite a few adjectives I could use to describe Crash: frightening, graphic, raw, disturbing... and wonderfully written and brilliantly compelling! But let’s hope it isn’t prophetic! The book really is a great read, and the first time I read it, I couldn’t put it down - simply had to finish it.” Mark Hooper, ...


Last Stand: Surviving America's Collapse
William H. Weber

Alamo, 2014

John Mack, a prepper and former soldier, struggles to save his family and community after an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) takes out the country's electrical grid. With most electronics, communications and transportation destroyed in a matter of seconds, the nation quickly collapses into anarchy. For John and the other residents of Willow Creek Drive, the breakdown of social order throws them back to the 1800s. As the community tries to come ...


Refuge After the Collapse (Pulse)
Scott B. Williams

Ulysses Press, 2014

THE RIVETING SEQUEL TO THE PULSE—A STORY OF SURVIVAL AFTER THE CATASTROPHIC DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA'S POWER GRID THROWS THE COUNTRY INTO DARKNESS AND CHAOS With the power, communication and transportation grids destroyed by massive solar flares, America has spiraled into anarchy and violence. Artie Drager and his daughter Casey reunite after his harrowing voyage across the Caribbean and her traumatic escape from a crumbling New Orleans and a ...


The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall
Mary Elise Sarotte

Basic Books, 2014

On the night of November 9, 1989, massive crowds surged toward the Berlin Wall, drawn by an announcement that caught the world by surprise: East Germans could now move freely to the West. The Wall—infamous symbol of divided Cold War Europe—seemed to be falling. But the opening of the gates that night was not planned by the East German ruling regime—nor was it the result of a bargain between either Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush and Soviet ...


Collapse (New America Book 1), 2012

BOOK ONE in the NEW AMERICA series. America is falling, ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as ...


American Exit Strategy (The Economic Collapse Chronicles) (Volume 1)
Mark Goodwin

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Liberty minded individuals and those who believe in the Constitution will find this near future, Christian dystopian novel to be right up their alley. Those who are looking to be more informed about the potential threats to America’s financial stability will learn what to watch for and how to prepare themselves for an economic collapse. America is on the cusp of financial annihilation. Matt and Karen Bair face the challenges of Main Street ...


After the Day: Book 1 of the future collapse

Matthew Gilman, 2014

Following a steep economic downturn Washington DC is bombed, a few days later the power goes out leaving the nation with no communication and limited resources. This is the story of the individuals who are left with only their wits and skills to help them survive.


The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse
Fernando "Ferfal" Aguirre

Fernando Aguirre, 2009

The Modern Survival Manual is based on first hand experience of the 2001 Economic Collapse in Argentina. In it you will find a variety of subjects that the author considers essential if a person wants to be prepared for tougher times: -How to prepare your family, yourself, your home and your vehicle -How to prepare your finances so that you don't suffer what millions in my country went through -How to prepare your supplies for food shortages ...


Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse
James Wesley Rawles

Plume, 2014

Their America is gone forever   After the United States suffers a major socio-economic meltdown, a power vacuum sweeps the globe. A newly-radicalized Islamic government has risen in Indonesia and—after invading the Philippines, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea—sets its sights on Australia. No longer protected by American military interests, Australia must repel an invasion alone. In the thick of it all, Peter and Rhiannon Jeffords, ...


Liberators: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse
James Wesley Rawles

Dutton Adult, 2014

The latest survivalist thriller from the New York Times bestselling author and founder of gives readers an unprecedented look into a post-apocalyptic world resulting from an all-too-real disaster scenario. When looting and rioting overwhelm all the major US cities, Afghanistan War vet Ray McGregor makes his way from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to his parents’ cattle ranch in Bella Coola, British Columbia, in ...


Questioning Collapse: Human Resilience, Ecological Vulnerability, and the Aftermath of Empire

Cambridge University Press, 2009

Questioning Collapse challenges those scholars and popular writers who advance the thesis that societies - past and present - collapse because of behavior that destroyed their environments or because of overpopulation. In a series of highly accessible and closely argued essays, a team of internationally recognized scholars bring history and context to bear in their radically different analyses of iconic events, such as the deforestation of ...


Collapse (The Yellow Flag Series) (Volume 1)
TK Carter

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

In 2016, the United States government made a last-ditch effort to ensure the American dream. The citizens, however, did not have the same vision. When 40 year-old Tess, a widowed mother and nursing home administrator, is forced to comply with the REEP Program and receives notice that all government funding for all residents has been cut, she is faced with making decisions that stretch her moral standards. Doug, a fuel truck driver, sees ...


The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology)
Joseph A. Tainter

Cambridge University Press, 1990

Political disintegration is a persistent feature of world history. The Collapse of Complex Societies, though written by an archaeologist, will therefore strike a chord throughout the social sciences. Any explanation of societal collapse carries lessons not just for the study of ancient societies, but for the members of all such societies in both the present and future. Dr. Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more ...


Desperate Times

Nicholas Antinozzi, 2011

Imagine waking up to the horrific news of an economic cataclysm. Around the globe, investors have panicked and the markets are on the verge of collapse. The unthinkable has happened. There is a run on the banks and the dollar is in a free-fall. With time running out, you rush out the door and try to prepare for the worst-case scenario; only to learn that hyperinflation has arrived and prices have already begun to skyrocket. This is the sad ...


Hiroshi Watanabe: The Day the Dam Collapses
Kirsten Rian

Daylight Books, 2014

The latest body of work from California-based Japanese photographer Hiroshi Watanabe (born 1951), The Day the Dam Collapses consists (unusually for this artist) of digital pictures taken over the past five years (since his son was born). Ranging from seemingly ordinary details of quotidian life to poetic visual metaphors, the The Day the Dam Collapses paints the cycles of life as fleeting, fragile and devastatingly ephemeral. In his ...



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