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Worst Cases
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Other writings worth knowing about

Catastrophe: Risk & Response, Richard Posner.

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Jared Diamond.

Down with the Old Canoe, Steven Beil. This is the best book I've read on Titanic that's written by a scholar. It's easy to read but you learn important things about society from Beil.