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
Title remainder
how societies choose to fail or succeed
Statement of responsibility
Jared Diamond
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates? Diamond weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of historical-cultural narratives. Moving from the prehistoric Polynesian culture of Easter Island to the formerly flourishing Native American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya, the doomed medieval Viking colony on Greenland, and finally to the modern world, Diamond traces a pattern of catastrophe, spelling out what happens when we squander our resources, when we ignore the signals or environment gives us
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DLC
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Diamond, Jared M
Dewey number
304.2/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HN13
LC item number
.D5 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social history
  • Social change
  • Environmental policy
  • Civilization
  • Social Conditions
  • Adaptation (Biology
Label
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed, Jared Diamond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [529]-560) and index
Contents
Prologue : a tale of two farms -- pt. 1: Modern Montana. Under Montana's big sky -- pt. 2: Past societies. 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 -- pt. 3: Modern societies. Malthus in Africa : Rwanda's genocide -- One island, two peoples, two histories : the Dominican Republic and Haiti -- China, lurching giant -- "Mining" Australia -- pt. 4: Practical lessons. 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?
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 575 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670033379
Lccn
2004057152
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56367771
  • 75135
Label
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed, Jared Diamond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [529]-560) and index
Contents
Prologue : a tale of two farms -- pt. 1: Modern Montana. Under Montana's big sky -- pt. 2: Past societies. 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 -- pt. 3: Modern societies. Malthus in Africa : Rwanda's genocide -- One island, two peoples, two histories : the Dominican Republic and Haiti -- China, lurching giant -- "Mining" Australia -- pt. 4: Practical lessons. 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?
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 575 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670033379
Lccn
2004057152
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56367771
  • 75135

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