How Societies Choose to Fail or SucceedeBook - 2006
What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates? Diamond weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of historical-cultural narratives. Moving from the prehistoric Polynesian culture of Easter Island to the formerly flourishing Native American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya, the doomed medieval Viking colony on Greenland, and finally to the modern world, Diamond traces a pattern of catastrophe, spelling out what happens when we squander our resources, when we ignore the signals our environment gives us.
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2006, c2005.
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Characteristics: xi, 575 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
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