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Tainter, Joseph A.

Overview
Works: 34 works in 144 publications in 6 languages and 6,009 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Local history  Educational films  Internet videos  Environmental films  Documentary films  Personal narratives  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: CB311, 930
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joseph A Tainter
The collapse of complex societies by Joseph A Tainter( Book )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Any explanation of political collapse carries lessons not just for the study of ancient societies, but for the members of all complex societies in both the present and future. Dr Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory that accounts for collapse among diverse kinds of societies, evaluating his model and clarifying the processes of disintegration by detailed studies of the Roman, Mayan and Chacoan collapses
The way the wind blows : climate, history, and human action by Joseph A.( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists and policymakers are beginning to understand in ever-increasing detail that environmental problems cannot be understood solely through the biophysical sciences. Environmental issues are fundamentally human issues and must be set in the context of social, political, cultural, and economic knowledge. The need both to understand how human beings in the past responded to climatic and other environmental changes and to synthesize the implications of these historical patterns for present-day sustainability spurred a conference of the world's leading scholars on the topic
Supply-side sustainability by T. F. H Allen( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While environmentalists insist that lower rates of consumption of natural resources are essential for a sustainable future, many economists dismiss the notion that resource limits act to constrain modern, creative societies. The conflict between these views tinges political debate at all levels and hinders our ability to plan for the future. Supply-Side Sustainability offers a fresh approach to this dilemma by integrating ecological and social science approaches in an interdisciplinary treatment of sustainability. Written by two ecologists and an anthropologist, this book disc
Ecology, diversity, and sustainability of the Middle Rio Grande Basin( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolving complexity and environmental risk in the prehistoric Southwest : proceedings of the Workshop "Resource Stress, Economic Uncertainty, and Human Response in the Prehistoric Southwest," held February 25-29, 1992, in Santa Fe, NM by Economic Uncertainty, and Human Response in the Prehistoric Southwest" Workshop "Resource Stress( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drilling down : the Gulf Oil debacle and our energy dilemma by Joseph A Tainter( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a century, oil has been the engine of growth for a society that delivers an unprecedented standard of living to many. We now take for granted that economic growth is good, necessary, and even inevitable, but also feel a sense of unease about the simultaneous growth of complexity in the processes and institutions that generate and manage that growth. As societies grow more complex through the bounty of cheap energy, they also confront problems that seem to increase in number and severity. In this era of fossil fuels, cheap energy and increasing complexity have been in a mutually-reinforcing spiral. The more energy we have and the more problems our societies confront, the more we grow complex and require still more energy. How did our demand for energy, our technological prowess, the resulting need for complex problem solving, and the end of easy oil conspire to make the Deepwater Horizon oil spill increasingly likely, if not inevitable? This book explains the real causal factors leading up to the worst environmental catastrophe in U.S. history, a disaster from which it will take decades to recover
Tools to manage the past : research priorities for cultural resources management in the Southwest : symposium proceedings, May 2-6, 1988, Grand Canyon, Arizona by Colo.) Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archeology of the Farmington sector of the Elena Gallegos project( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural resources overview : Mt. Taylor area, New Mexico by Joseph A Tainter( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural resources overview Central New Mexico by Joseph A Tainter( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archeology of the Albuquerque sector of the Elena Gallegos project( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breath of life by National Library of Medicine (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the wisdom of the people who sustainably live off the land, as this poignant documentary goes on a global journey to get insightful commentaries from the world's greatest scientists. Ponder what we can do to preserve our planet
Salvage excavations at the Fowler site : some aspects of the social organization of the Northern Chumash by Joseph A Tainter( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The archaeological study of social change Woodland systems in west-central Illinois by Joseph A Tainter( )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural resources on the Lincoln National Forest( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M[oun]t Taylor area, New Mexico by Joseph A Tainter( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kolaps : kompleksnih društava by Joseph A Tainter( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Croatian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The archaeological study of social change : Woodland systems in west-central Illinois by Joseph A Tainter( )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mortuary practices and the study of prehistoric social systems by Joseph A Tainter( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cultural influences on intertemporal reasoning : an annotated bibliography by Donald G MacGregor( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods of formal analysis (e.g., risk assessment, decision analysis) are at the center of decision support and guidance that our Government provides to emerging nations as part of infrastructure and political development. These methods are rooted in Western concepts of intertemporal reasoning. The research identifies how cultural factors influence intertemporal reasoning, with a focus on Arab culture. Two additional cultures, Pashtun and Somali, were studied to the degree that existing resources (in English) were available. The research was conducted by a three-person team of experts in psychology, cultural anthropology, and decision analysis. An annotated bibliography was developed to serve as an intermediate research product and as a vehicle for sharing findings among investigators from a literature review. The resulting base of information was synthesized into a set of conference presentations and research papers. These are summarized in terms of accomplishments
 
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The collapse of complex societies
Alternative Names
Joseph Tainter American anthropologist

Joseph Tainter Amerikaans antropoloog

Tainter, Joe

約瑟夫·坦特

Languages
English (119)

Korean (2)

French (1)

Croatian (1)

Spanish (1)

Czech (1)

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The way the wind blows : climate, history, and human actionSupply-side sustainabilityEvolving complexity and environmental risk in the prehistoric Southwest : proceedings of the Workshop "Resource Stress, Economic Uncertainty, and Human Response in the Prehistoric Southwest," held February 25-29, 1992, in Santa Fe, NMDrilling down : the Gulf Oil debacle and our energy dilemma