Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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Penguin, Dec 27, 2005 - History - 592 pages
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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Ok so basically this book took me so long to read. It was interesting and I learned a lot, but it didn't manage to glue me to my seat, riveted. So it gets three stars for interesting and educational, loses two stars for unnecessarily long and not quite interesting enough. Read full review

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User Review  - Steve Stuart - Goodreads

Fields such as archaeology, biochemistry, and astronomy are similar, in that they are fairly boring (to non-specialists) when described routinely, but can be completely enthralling when described by ... Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapters 68
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. Among Dr. Diamond's many awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Japan's Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Prize honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by Rockefeller University. He has published more than two hundred articles and his book Guns, Germs, and Steel, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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