Collapse : how societies choose to fail or survive

Collapse : how societies choose to fail or survive
Diamond, Jared M.
  • Item Type: Book - 304.28 DIAM
  • Published: 2011
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Description

This is an epic, visionary new book on the mysterious collapse of past civilizations - and what this means for our future. Why do some societies flourish, while others founder? What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island or to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Collapse also shows how unlike our ancestors we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors.

Related Subjects

Social history--Case studies.
Social change--Case studies.
Environmental policy--Case studies.

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Lilydale Library Book 304.28 DIAM On Loan - Due 13-08-2019
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ISBN:

9780241958681 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Diamond, Jared M.,

Title:

Collapse : how societies choose to fail or survive / Jared Diamond.

Publication Info:

London: Penguin Books, 2011.

Physical description:

589 pages : illustrations, maps, port. ; 20 cm.

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Content Type:

cartographic image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

General Note:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [529]-560) and index.

General Note:

First published: 2006.

Subject term:

Social history--Case studies.

Subject term:

Social change--Case studies.

Subject term:

Environmental policy--Case studies.

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