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  - Lester Cockram - Goodreads

Jared Diamond really put a lot of work and research into this book on humankind behavior and environmental abuse. I learned a lot but think I would have been happy to learn a little considering it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Edward H. Busse, III - Goodreads

Overall, an excellent book - if there was a 4.5 star rating, I'd have given it. Mr. Diamond goes in to meticulous explanation behind the collapses of several historical societies - Easter Island ... Read full review


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Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapters 68
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16

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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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