Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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Penguin, Dec 27, 2005 - History - 592 pages
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How can such bad news be so entertaining?

User Review  - marsattacks28 - Overstock.com

The choices we have made as a people have led man down a precarious path - now more than ever. Dwindling resources, over-crowded cities and a short-view perspective have put man on the precipice of fate. A must read. Read full review

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User Review  - Nandakishore Varma - Goodreads

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and ... 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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