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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

8 Ratings: 3.9
a book by Jared Diamond that asks the question, Can We Ever Hope to be "Green" Enough?

What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates? Diamond weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of historical-cultural narratives. Moving from the prehistoric Polynesian … see full wiki

Author: Jared M Diamond
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Date Published: December 27, 2005
2 reviews about Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or...
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Collapse, is a great look at what can happen when a society forgets to respect the earth that sustains them.
review by . June 02, 2009
The main theme of this lengthy and substantial book is that human beings invariably leave too great a footprint and that, given current human population levels, we've now just about infested the entire planet with nowhere else to go (barring substantial advances in space travel and better opportunities out there). As Jared Diamond shows again and again, through a large number of fairly well documented and examined examples, human societies tend to consume the environments in which they are established. …
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