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Dyer, Gwynne

Works: 232 works in 780 publications in 12 languages and 7,312 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Miscellanea  Military history  Popular works  Nonfiction films  Quotations  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Host, Narrator, Commentator, osp, Editor
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Most widely held works about Gwynne Dyer
Most widely held works by Gwynne Dyer
War by Gwynne Dyer( Book )

43 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the PBS television series, War. Traces the history of warfare to mankind's present dilemma--the capability of total annihilation
Climate wars : the fight for survival as the world overheats by Gwynne Dyer( Book )

56 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that the average global temperature will rise between 2 degrees and 6.4 degrees Celsius by the end of this century. These are conservative estimates, based on a lowest-common-denominator consensus among scientists and further watered down by governments. They make no allowance for feedback phenomena and potential runaway heating. But a World Bank study in India last year suggested that even 2 degrees hotter means a 25 percent cut in Indian food production. The core problem with climate changes is not sea level rise or bio-diversity; it is food supply."--Provided by publisher
After Iraq : anarchy and renewal in the Middle East by Gwynne Dyer( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and German and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The disastrous American invasion of Iraq that has led to the destruction of the Iraqi state and the subsequent defeat of U.S. military power has finally destabilized the entire Middle East - a region that has been tightly controlled by European and American powers and that has changed little, politically, in forty years. But, in losing the war in Iraq, the United States has lost the will to maintain the status quo in the Middle East, and the forces unleashed by the destruction of Iraq will go on to shape the future of the region in a way that no one can predict."--Jacket
Future : tense : the coming world order by Gwynne Dyer( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author analyses the motives and strategies of the fringe group of extremists in the United States and the Middle East who have led the world to the brink of disaster. "The fate of Iraq is a sideshow and the US has used the terrorist threat as a red herring, but increased US militarism is real, and can only lead to confrontation."
The mess they made : the Middle East after Iraq by Gwynne Dyer( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Iraq descends ever closer to civil war, no one doubts that George W. Bush's Iraq strategy has been an abysmal failure -- just as Gwynne Dyer argued it would be in both Ignorant Armies and Future: Tense. The question now is what will happen not just in Iraq but in the whole Middle East region once American troops are withdrawn. In The Mess They Made, Dyer predicts that the Middle East will go through the biggest shake up since the region was conquered and folded into the Ottoman Empire five centuries ago. In his trademark vivid prose, and in arguments as clear as his research is thorough, Dyer brings his considerable knowledge and understanding of the region to bear on the issue of how widespread the meltdown in the Middle East will likely be. In five chapters, Dyer points the way from present policies and events to likely future developments in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and in the various other countries of the region, not least of which is nuclear-armed Israel."--GoogleBooks
Acadia National Park, assessment of alternate transportation for Schoodic Peninsula by Gwynne Dyer( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Park Service is developing reuse alternatives in anticipation of the U.S. Navy's turnover of its base on Big Moose Island on Schoodic Peninsula. This report identifies and assesses alternate transportation alternatives to help ensure that the Park meets its goal of maintaining the quiet and scenic condition of the Schoodic parkland. The transportation alternatives considered include combinations of ferry services from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor, properly linked bus services at each terminal as well as for a substitute for ferry service, enhancements of bicycling opportunities, and provision of park and ride facilities. The report also includes an assessment of roadway impacts in and around the Schoodic parkland resulting from the reuse and implementation of the transportation alternatives
Ignorant armies : sliding into war in Iraq by Gwynne Dyer( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dyer followed the slide into war in Iraq every inch of the way, examining motives and bearing in mind the wider interests and the personalities involved
Canada in the great power game: 1914-2014 by Gwynne Dyer( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The First World War was Canada's baptism of fire, or at least the only one that people now remember. (Montrealers in 1776 or Torontonians in 1814 would have taken a different view.) From 1914 to 1918, after a century of peace, Canadians were plunged back into the old world of great power rivalries and great wars. So was everybody else, but Canadians were volunteers. We didn't have to fight, but we chose to, out of loyalty to ideas and institutions that today many of us no longer believe in. And we have been doing the same thing ever since, although we haven't quite given up on the latest set of ideas and institutions yet. In Canada in the Great Power Game, Gwynne Dyer moves back and forth between the seminal event, the First World War, and all the later conflicts that Canada chose to fight in. He draws parallels between these conflicts, with the same idealism among the young soldiers, and the same deeply conflicted emotions among the survivors, surfacing time and again in every war right down to Afghanistan. And in each case, the same arguments pro and con arise--mostly from people who are a long, safe way from the killing grounds--for every one of those "wars of choice." Echoing throughout the book are the voices of the people who lived through the wars: the veterans, the politicians, the historians, the eyewitnesses. And Dyer takes a number of so-called excursions from his historical account, in which he revisits the events and puts them in context, pausing to ask such questions as "What if we hadn't fought Hitler?" and "Is war written in our genes?" This entertaining and provocative book casts an unsparing eye over what happens when Canada and the great powers get in the war business, illuminating much about how we see ourselves on the world stage."--Site de l'éditeur
The defence of Canada by Gwynne Dyer( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gods of our fathers( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human nature is not fixed, nor is there anything natural or innate about male domination. Explores the evolution of patriarchy as one effective way of organizing mass societies, from evidence in ancient Egyptian villages along the Nile. As the world changes, it needs to find alternatives to patriarchy
With every mistake by Gwynne Dyer( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essential collection contains the best of Gwynne Dyer's writing on the post'September 11 world. Since 1973, writer, historian and filmmaker Gwynne Dyer has written a widely syndicated newspaper column on international affairs, regularly published in 45 countries. With Every Mistake is not only a collection of the very best of Dyer's recent work, but an examination of how, time and again, the media skews fact and opinion, wielding formidable influence on how we all shape our own thoughts. And why is so much of the information wrong' Is it herd instinct, official manipulation, robber-baron owners with ideological obsessions ' or just the conflict between the inherently bitty, short-term nature of news reporting and analysis and the longer perspectives needed to understand what is actually going on' How much misinformation stems from simple ignorance and laziness' With Every Mistake combines an examination of how powerful owners mould the agendas of the press with a self-critique of Dyer's own columns from the three and a half years between 9/11 and the January 2005 election in Iraq. How hard is it to get things right, and why do so many people in the media get things wrong' From the Hardcover edition
Don't panic : ISIS, terror and today's Middle East by Gwynne Dyer( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It took a quarter-century of bad strategy, including more than a dozen years of Western air attacks and invasions in the Middle East, to bring the so-called "Islamic State" into existence. Can we somehow manage to avoid the well-trodden path of overreacting to the provocations of Islamist extremists? With the rise of ISIS, a new style of terrorism that publicly gloats over acts of extreme cruelty has reawakened the fears of the global audience. But in Don't Panic, Gwynne Dyer argues that the advent of "Islamic State" and its clones does not substantially raise the risk of major terrorist attacks in Western countries. It does, however, pose a grave threat to the Arab countries of the Middle East. In Don't Panic, Dyer first explains why the Middle East has become the global capital of terrorism. He then examines how terrorist organisations in the Arab world have evolved over time, with particular emphasis on the events of the past fifteen years and the current situation in Syria and Iraq. And in the end Dyer departs from his long-standing position that foreign interventions always make matters worse to argue that a little military intervention of the right kind may avert a genocide in Syria. -- Provided by publisher
Growing pains : the future of democracy (and work) by Gwynne Dyer( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are now living in a world where Brexit and Trump are daily realities. But how did this come about? And what does it mean for the future? Populism and ultra-nationalism brought about the rise of Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930s. Now, as Trump sits in the White House, Britain negotiates its way out of the EU, and countries across Europe see substantial gains in support for the extreme Right, award-winning journalist, author, and historian Gwynne Dyer asks how we got here, and where we go next. Dyer examines the global challenges facing us all today and explains how they have contributed to a world of inequality, poverty, and joblessness, conditions which he argues inevitably lead to the rise of populism. The greatest threat to social and political stability, he argues, lies in the rise of automation, which will continue to eliminate jobs, whether politicians admit that it is happening or not. To avoid a social and political catastrophe, we will have to find ways of putting real money into the pockets of those who have no work. But this is not a book without hope. Our capacity for overcoming the worst has been tested again and again throughout history, and we have always survived. To do so now, Dyer argues, we must embrace radical solutions to the real difficulties facing individuals, or find ourselves back in the 1930s with no way out
Crawling from the wreckage by Gwynne Dyer( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of columns published over the last five years and organized into 32 chapters. Topics covered include Afghanistan, climate, religion, Israel-Palestine, terrorism, Iran, Africa, oil, China, and nukes
Passenger vessel damage stability study for the 1990 SOLAS amendments by Gwynne Dyer( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bomb under the world( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ornately decorated elephant leads a parade through an Indian village, in a promotional campaign for soap. Consumer society is coming, and India's growing population looks for the same goods and a similar living standard as the West enjoys. Examines the consequences of Western-style consumerism in a large developing country
Escaping from history( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico City, the most polluted and fastest growing city on the planet, is a sobering foretaste of what may await us all. Looking at the effects of industrialization on Mexico, and the impact of its development on the rest of the world, this program finds reasons for optimism. But it's a tough equation: for the Third World to have more, the First World will have to get used to having less
The Tribal mind( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Africa isn't the only society where racial and tribal identity have profoundly marked the way people live together; it's just one striking example. Against a background of violence, some South Africans are rising above old tribal reflexes as they struggle towards democracy. South Africa may provide a model for the world where the tribal politics of narrow self-interest continue to be destructive
After Iraq : where next for the Middle East? by Gwynne Dyer( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American and British troops are not going to stay in Iraq for ever. But what will happen when they start to leave? In this lucid and enormously readable book, acclaimed analyst Gwynne Dyer predicts that the Middle East will go through the biggest shake-up since the region became part of the Ottoman Empire five centuries ago - and argues that the rest of the world should stand back and leave them to it." "Taking a step back from issues of blame and ideology, Dyer looks at what motivates the key players in the Middle East, from the various Iraqi factions through Iran, Lebanon and Syria to Israel and the Palestinians - not to mention the United States and the United Kingdom. Along the way, he shatters many myths and identifies the real threats to the status quo - such as the enormous Iraqi refugee problem, and the demographic and political forces that mean that Israel may be running out of time."--Jacket
Anybody's son will do( Visual )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the making of a modern soldier, following a group of Marine recruits through boot camp to show the social and psychological means by which the civilian self is molded into a martial identity
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Climate wars : the fight for survival as the world overheats
Climate wars : the fight for survival as the world overheatsAfter Iraq : anarchy and renewal in the Middle EastFuture : tense : the coming world orderThe mess they made : the Middle East after IraqIgnorant armies : sliding into war in IraqWith every mistakeCrawling from the wreckageAfter Iraq : where next for the Middle East?
Alternative Names
Dajer, Gvinn 1943-

Dyer, Gwyenne

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Dyer, Michael G.

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Gwynne Dyer journalist and historian

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