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

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Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
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how societies choose to fail or succeed
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Jared Diamond
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the ghostly heads of Easter Island to the crumbling Mayan cities hidden deep in the jungle, the mysterious ruins of lost worlds and vanished civilizations continue to haunt us. How could such mighty societies fall? And could our skyscrapers one day stand derelict and overgrown like ancient temples? Jared Diamond takes us on an epic journey around the globe, through the history of humanity and on to the future, to discover how -- when tomorrow comes -- we can be survivors."--Back cover
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
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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.
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155550
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Diamond, Jared
Dewey number
304.28
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Environmental policy
  • Social change
  • Social history
Target audience
general
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how societies choose to fail or succeed
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Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed, Jared Diamond
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 575 p. ,[24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780241958681
Other physical details
ill., maps.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780713998627
Label
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed, Jared Diamond
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 575 p. ,[24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780241958681
Other physical details
ill., maps.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780713998627

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