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    DescriptionFrom the author of "Guns, Germs and Steel", Jared Diamond's "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive" is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's "Collapse" uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened 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, Jared Diamond's "Collapse" also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. "A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race". ("Daily Mail"). "Riveting, superb, terrifying". ("Observer"). "Gripping...the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it". ("Economist"). "This book shines like all Diamond's work". ("Sunday Times"). Jared Diamond (b. 1937) 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.


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    Title
    Collapse
    Subtitle
    How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jared Diamond
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 451 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241958681
    ISBN 10: 0241958687
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: PD, HB
    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
    DC23: 304.28
    Thema V1.0: RGC, NHB, NH, PD
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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.