Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive (Paperback)
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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive (Paperback)

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Paperback 616 Pages
Published: 26/01/2006

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From groundbreaking writer and thinker, Jared Diamond comes an epic, visionary new book on the mysterious collapse of past civilizations - and what this means for our future. Why do some societies flourish, while others founder? What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island or to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, "Collapse" also shows how unlike our ancestors we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140279511
Number of pages: 616
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm

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“Good, but a little dated now”

Diamond is well qualified to write this as he is Professor of Geography at the University of California. In this book he looks at the reasons why some societies survive and others fail.
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