In this fascinating book, Diamond seeks to understand the fates of past societies that collapsed for ecological reasons, combining the most important ...Show synopsisIn this fascinating book, Diamond seeks to understand the fates of past societies that collapsed for ecological reasons, combining the most important policy debate of this generation with the romance and mystery of lost worlds.Hide synopsis
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (Penguin Audiobooks) – Audiobook CD (2004)
Audiobook CD, Penguin Audiobooks 2004
ISBN: 0143057189 ISBN-13: 9780143057185
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Guns, Germs, and Steel" examines the downfall of some of history's greatest civilizations. Abridged. 5 CDs.The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Guns, Germs, and Steel" examines the downfall of some of history's greatest civilizations. Abridged. 5 CDs.Hide
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Diamond did not select bits of research findings to support his arguments. The message and the warnings our society should hear are oh, so calmy, cool-headedly exposed and credible. The tragedy-as in all of Diamond's books- is that the people who are the"chiefs", who ask us to build more temples from shrinking resources, was not heard then. Alas it will not be heard now, Very well written and argued, Excellent book.
Anybody who saw the recent earthquake devastation in Haiti needs to read Diamond's overview of how and why they had become a place of devastation from deforestation long before the earthquake. It should be a lesson for the world and a preview of disaster when the laws of nature are ignored in favor of profits.
We purchase copies of Diamond's book and give them as gifts to help educate and inform others so political policy doesn't lead us down the wrong path AGAIN
Unlike many writers in the current debate over the environment, Diamond takes a balanced veiwpoint. He examines the successes and failures of both ancient and modern societies. (yes, some native societies destroyed their environments too) and shows ways that business and proper care of the environment can work together. If you thought that capitalism and environmentalism were atithetical, read this book!
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