Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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Penguin, Dec 27, 2005 - History - 592 pages
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Well researched and logical. - Goodreads
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An amazing overview. - Goodreads
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Very interesting and educational value. - Goodreads
Great dinner party factoids. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kristen-Marie Freeman - Goodreads

It took me *for-ever* to get through this book. However, now that I have, I liked it. Diamond's research scope is truly impressive, and, even if he tends to go into too much detail, to the point of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

I was desperate for a non-fiction and picked this up from a limited selection. Diamond writes well, which is a lot more than can be said for many non-fiction authors. The central theme, that ... Read full review

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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