Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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Penguin, Dec 27, 2005 - History - 592 pages
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Eye-opening to say the least

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Prepare for the worst; but expect the best. Diamond places little to no judgement upon the correlations he sees between past failed societies and our post-industrial societies. He is an exceptional writer. His writing rivals Dawkins. Read full review

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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According to Diamond, the survival of a human population is based on relatively few factors, such as environmental fragility (soil, length of growing season, climate), ecological responsibility ... Read full review


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Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
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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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