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ISBN: 0143057189 / ISBN-13: 9780143057185

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (Penguin Audiobooks) – Audiobook CD (2004)
    by Jared Diamond

    Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

    Audiobook CD, Penguin Audiobooks
    2004
    English
    Abridged.
    8 pages

    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.

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Reviews of Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Overall customer rating: 4.429
medicus19

A very good book

by medicus19 on Sep 3, 2010

Because I have interest in the hisotry of Mayan culture, theexposition of it in this book has fascinated me very much. It is worthy of reading.

Trystwithtragedy

Calm, honest analysis

by Trystwithtragedy on Jul 2, 2010

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.

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WhiteCrow

Excellent and timely

by WhiteCrow on Mar 4, 2010

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

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Jekyll

Long book

by Jekyll on Jul 2, 2009

I normally read very fast and enjoy reading, but this book puts me to sleep.

Matthew

Well-though-out and insightful

by Matthew on Nov 20, 2007

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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