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Colapso / Collapse

Por Que Unas Sociedades Perduran Y Otras Desaparecen / How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (Historia / History)

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Colapso / Collapse

Por Que Unas Sociedades Perduran Y Otras Desaparecen / How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (Historia / History)

  • 3.55 ·
  • 20 Ratings
  • 113 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading
  • 24 Have read
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English
Pages
746

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"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

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Cover of: Collapse
Collapse
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
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Cover of: Kollaps
Kollaps
Feb 27, 2006, Fischer Taschenbuch Vlg.
Cover of: Collapse
Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed
2005, Viking
in English
Cover of: Collapse (Allen Lane Science)
Collapse (Allen Lane Science)
January 17, 2005, Allen Lane
Hardcover
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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
December 27, 2005, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
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Paperback
Number of pages
746
Dimensions
7.8 x 5 x 1.2 inches
Weight
1.2 pounds

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OL9144659M
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8483462273
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9788483462270
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