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The Resource Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed, Jared Diamond

Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed, Jared Diamond

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Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Title
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Statement of responsibility
Jared Diamond
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who hasn't gazed upon the abandoned temples of Angkor Wat or the jungle-choked cities of the Maya and wondered, could the same fate happen to us? In this riveting book, Jared Diamond--whose Guns, Germs, and Steel revolutionized our understanding of history--explores how humankind's use and abuse of the environment reveal the truth behind the world's great collapses, from the Anasazi of North America to the Vikings of Greenland to modern Montana. What emerges is a fundamental pattern of environmental catastrophe--one whose warning signs surround us today and that we ignore at our peril. Blending the most recent scientific advances and a vast historical perspective into a narrative that is impossible to put down, Collapse exposes the deepest mysteries of the past even as it offers hope for the future.--From publisher description
Summary
A study of the downfall of some of history's greatest civilizations discusses the Anasazi, the Maya, and the Viking colony on Greenland, tracing patterns of environmental damage, poor political choices, and other factors in their demise
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155550
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
304.28
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN13
LC item number
.D5 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how societies choose to fail or succeed
Label
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed, Jared Diamond
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1255429
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"With a new afterword"--Cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: A tale of two farms -- Under Montana's big sky -- Twilight at Easter -- The last people alive : Pitcairn and Henderson Islands -- The ancient ones : the Anasazi and their neighbors -- The Maya collapses -- The Viking prelude and fugues -- Norse Greenland's flowering -- Norse Greenland's end -- Opposite paths to success -- Malthus in Africa : Rwanda's genocide -- One island, two peoples, two histories : the Dominican Republic and Haiti -- China, lurching giant -- "Mining" Australia -- Why do some societies make disastrous decisions? -- Big businesses and the environment : different conditions, different outcomes -- The world as a polder : what does it all mean to us today? -- Afterword: Angkor's rise and fall
Control code
ocn748370928
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 589 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101501962
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
42124139-F347-4931-A55C-221F51158F0A
System control number
(OCoLC)748370928
Label
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed, Jared Diamond
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=1255429
Publication
Note
"With a new afterword"--Cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: A tale of two farms -- Under Montana's big sky -- Twilight at Easter -- The last people alive : Pitcairn and Henderson Islands -- The ancient ones : the Anasazi and their neighbors -- The Maya collapses -- The Viking prelude and fugues -- Norse Greenland's flowering -- Norse Greenland's end -- Opposite paths to success -- Malthus in Africa : Rwanda's genocide -- One island, two peoples, two histories : the Dominican Republic and Haiti -- China, lurching giant -- "Mining" Australia -- Why do some societies make disastrous decisions? -- Big businesses and the environment : different conditions, different outcomes -- The world as a polder : what does it all mean to us today? -- Afterword: Angkor's rise and fall
Control code
ocn748370928
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 589 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101501962
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
42124139-F347-4931-A55C-221F51158F0A
System control number
(OCoLC)748370928

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