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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

westiebar, August 29, 2010

Pulitzer Prize author Jared Diamond has examined societies historically to see what made them succeed or fail.
Faced with world problems today, information from these civilizations may help us learn from their fates. James Robinson's comments on the book cover says it best--"An extraordinary synthesis of natural and social science brought to life by Jared Diamond's astonishing knowledge of history and nuances and natures of civilizations."

Don't be discouraged by the size of the book--560 pages. Once you start reading, you will be completly absorbed.

I recommend this book to anyone who is concerned about environmental damage, climate change, rapid population growth, unstable trade partners an threats from enemies of our culture. I would also recommend it as required reading for high school and college students.
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