Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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Penguin, 27 dic. 2005 - 592 páginas
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How can such bad news be so entertaining

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The choices we have made as a people have led man down a precarious path now more than ever. Dwindling resources overcrowded cities and a shortview perspective have put man on the precipice of fate. A must read. Leer reseña completa

Eye-opening to say the least

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Prepare for the worst; but expect the best. Diamond places little to no judgement upon the correlations he sees between past failed societies and our post-industrial societies. He is an exceptional writer. His writing rivals Dawkins. Leer reseña completa

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PART ONE MODERN MONTANA
Under Montanas Big
PART TWO PAST SOCIETIES
Twilight at Easter
Pitcairn and Henderson Islands
The Anasazi and Their Neighbors
The Maya Collapses
The Viking Prelude and Fugues
PART THREE MODERN SOCIETIES
Rwandas Genocide
The Dominican Republic and Haiti
China Lurching Giant
Mining Australia
Why Do Some Societies Make Disastrous Decisions?
Different Conditions
What Does It All Mean to Us Today?

Norse Greenlands Flowering
Norse Greenlands
Opposite Paths to Success

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