The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization by Thomas Homer-Dixon

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The Upside of Down can serve as a textbook for introductory courses on global affairs, international economic development, and world history.


Study Guides

Below are links to guides, prepared by Joan Hewer, that will help teachers and students use the book effectively.

Study Guide PDF (13 pages: 403Kb)

Teacher's Guide PDF (15 pages: 780Kb)



Additional Resources

Below are additional resources for the Study Guide and Teacher's Guide. The material here has been compiled by Jenna Meguid.

Chapter 2: Energy and Society PDF (2 pages: 106Kb)

Chapter 3: Demographics PDF (2 pages: 107Kb)

Chapter 3: Migration PDF (2 pages: 103Kb)

Chapter 4: Peak Oil PDF (1 page: 81Kb)

Chapter 6: Environmental Stress PDF (2 pages: 105Kb)

Chapter 7: Climate Change PDF (2 pages: 105Kb)

Chapter 8: International Economy Inequality PDF
(2 pages: 111Kb)

Chapter 8: International Financial Instability PDF
(2 pages: 108Kb)

Teacher's Guide: Additional Resources & Materials PDF
(9 pages: 718Kb)




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