Cover of: Collapse | Jared Diamond
Preview

Buy this book

Last edited by Clean Up Bot
May 15, 2019 | History
An edition of Collapse (2004)

Collapse

How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

  • 4.0
  • 2 Ratings
  • 53 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading
  • 5 Have read

This edition published in by Penguin (Non-Classics)

Written in English

592 pages

"In his Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates?" "As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of historical-cultural narratives. Moving from the prehistoric Polynesian culture on 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 fundamental pattern of catastrophe, spelling out what happens when we squander our resources, when we ignore the signals our environment gives us, and when we reproduce too fast or cut down too many trees. Environmental damage, climate change, rapid population growth, unstable trade partners, and pressure from enemies were all factors in the demise of the doomed societies, but other societies found solutions to those same problems and persisted."--BOOK JACKET

Read more

Previews available in: English

Edition Availability
Cover of: Çöküş (Ciltli)
Çöküş (Ciltli)
Sep 26, 2019, Pegasus Yayincilik
paperback
Cover of: Kollaps
Kollaps: Warum Gesellschaften überleben oder untergehen
Sep 09, 2011, FISCHER Taschenbuch
paperback
Cover of: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition
January 25, 2011, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback
Cover of: Effondrement
Cover of: Collapse
Collapse
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Kollaps
Kollaps
Feb 27, 2006, Fischer Taschenbuch Vlg.
Cover of: Colapso/ Collapse
Cover of: Colapso
Colapso: por qué unas sociedades perduran y otras desaparecen
2006, Debate
in Spanish / español - 1a ed.
Cover of: Effondrement
Cover of: Colapso
Cover of: Collapse
Collapse
2005, Penguin Group
Paperback in English
Cover of: Collapse (Allen Lane Science)
Collapse (Allen Lane Science)
January 17, 2005, Allen Lane
Hardcover
Cover of: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive
Jan 01, 2005, Penguin Books
paperback
Cover of: Collapse
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
June 2005, Books On Tape
Audio Cassette in English
Cover of: Collapse
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
June 2005, Books on Tape
Audio CD in English
Cover of: Collapse
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
December 27, 2005, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
Cover of: Collapse
Cover of: Collapse
Collapse
December 29, 2004, Penguin Audio
in English
Cover of: Collapse
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
December 29, 2004, Viking Adult
Hardcover in English - First edition edition
Cover of: Collapse
Collapse
December 2004, Penguin Highbridge (Aud)
Unknown Binding in English
Cover of: Colapso / Collapse
Cover of: Collapse
Collapse: how societies choose to fall or survive.
Publish date unknown, Allen Lane
in English

Add another edition?

Collapse

How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

First published in 2004



Work Description

"In his Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates?" "As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of historical-cultural narratives. Moving from the prehistoric Polynesian culture on 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 fundamental pattern of catastrophe, spelling out what happens when we squander our resources, when we ignore the signals our environment gives us, and when we reproduce too fast or cut down too many trees. Environmental damage, climate change, rapid population growth, unstable trade partners, and pressure from enemies were all factors in the demise of the doomed societies, but other societies found solutions to those same problems and persisted."--BOOK JACKET

Collapse

How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

This edition published in by Penguin (Non-Classics)


First Sentence

"A few summers ago I visited two dairy farms, Huls Farm and Gardar Farm, which despite being located thousands of miles apart were still remarkably similar in their strengths and vulnerabilities."

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7361580M
Internet Archive
collapse00jare
ISBN 10
0143036556
ISBN 13
9780143036555
Library Thing
1070881
Goodreads
475

Lists containing this Book

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
May 15, 2019 Edited by Clean Up Bot import existing book
October 24, 2018 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
October 24, 2018 Edited by Lisa Update covers
July 29, 2014 Edited by ImportBot import new book
April 29, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Imported from amazon.com record.