Synopses & Reviews
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.
In an age wracked with devastating natural disasters and global turmoil, Resilience uncovers the hidden interconnectedness of systemic failures—both natural and man-made—and shares pioneering approaches to recreating stability and sustainability.
About the Author
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 is a multiple Earphones winner, including one for his narration of The Curve of the World (with Highbridge Audio). He has also directed and produced more than 200 audiobooks including several Audie® Award winners. He is an American Repertory Theater company member and has toured internationally with Mabou Mines. TV and film appearances include Two if by Sea, Copland, Sex and the City, Law and Order, 3rd Watch and lots and lots of commercials. When not behind the mike, he also produced audiobooks and other works.ANDREW ZOLLI is the founder and curator of Pop!Tech and a Fellow of the National Geographic Society. His work and ideas have appeared in media outlets such as PBS, The New York Times, NPR, Vanity Fair, Fast Company, American Demographics, and Popular Science. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.