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    Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive (Paperback) By (author) Jared Diamond


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    DescriptionFrom groundbreaking writer and thinker, Jared Diamond comes 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.

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    How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jared Diamond
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 616
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140279511
    ISBN 10: 0140279512

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Libri: ENGM2000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000
    DC22: 304.28
    BISAC V2.8: HIS052000
    Libri: GESE1884, KRIS2500
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: RGC, NHB, NHTB, NHTP
    Edition statement
    Trade Paperback.
    Illustrations note
    Illus., Maps
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Jared Diamond is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Until recently he was Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the widely acclaimed Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies, which also is the winner of Britain's 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.