Collapse. How Societies Choose To Fail Or Survive

Diamond Jared

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Allen Lane/Penquin
Publisher Place: Camberwell
Publisher Year: 2005
Edition: First Edition

Description: 575 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. Bringing Together New Evidence From A Range Of Sources And Piecing Together The Myriad Influences,from Climate To Culture, That Make Societies Self Destruct, This Also Shows How, Unlike Our Ancestors,we Can Benefit From Our Knowledge Of The Past- And Learn To Be Survivors.

Publishers Description: In Collapse, Jared Diamond investigates the fate of past human societies, and the lessons for our own future. What happened to the people who built the ruined temples of Angkor Wat, the long-abandonded statues of Easter Island, the crumbling Maya pyramids of the Yucatan? All saw their cultures collapse because of environmental crises. And it looks as if those crises were self-induced. As in his celebrated global best-seller Guns, Germs and Steel, Diamond brings together new evidence from a startling range of sources to tell a story with epic scope. And he lends it urgency for the modern world by probing the roots of decisions which allowed some societies to avoid ecological catastrophe, while others succumbed. How, he asks, can we learn to be survivors?

ISBN: 9780713998627


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