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How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive by Jared Diamond
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"Can we make the same mistakes as the previous lost civilizations"
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This is a sequel to Diamonds, Guns, Germs and Steel, in which he discusses why and how civilizations have collapsed.

There is certainly a common thread amongst all those that have disappeared and even though we now have the benefit of hindsight, our current civilization is heading the same way in certain parts of the world.

This is a must read for anyone interested in anthropology and or wondering if we can carry on breeding at the level we currently do.

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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.

Accolades

Shortlisted for Aventis General Prize for Science Books 2006.

Author Biography

Jared Diamond is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Until recently he was Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the widely acclaimed Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies, which also is the winner of Britain's 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.
Release date NZ
January 26th, 2006
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
616
Dimensions
129x198x26
ISBN-13
9780140279511
Product ID
1683725

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