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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
This Springsteen lyric came to mind when reading Diamond's environmental history of major societal collapses.  From his study of ancient collapses like Easter Island, the Mayan empire of Central …
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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
Collapse, is a great look at what can happen when a society forgets to respect the earth that sustains them.
reviewed Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fai.... June 02, 2009
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
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 …
Confronting Environmental Change in East &
I admit, I have only read half of the articles in this book, particularly the Southeast Asia ones. However, I found them all to be interesting and very insightful. I particularly like how the authors …
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
I read Diamond's new book before reading "Guns, Germs, and Steel," so I did not know what to expect. I was thoroughly impressed with Diamond's ability to muster evidence for a simple yet important thesis: …
reviewed Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fai.... March 21, 2005
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at UCLA. Among his many awards are the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, Germs and Steel," the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, …
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