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[how Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed]

Audiobook CD - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL comes an examination of what caused the downfall of some of the great civilizations in history. Moving from the Polynesian cultures on Easter Island to the flourishing American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya and the doomed Viking colony on Greenland, Diamond looks at the patterns of catastrophe and weaves an all-encompassing thesis, claiming that environmental damage, climate change, bursts of population growth, and fatal political choices are chief factors responsible for the collapse. In some important ways, these factors are similar to the problems that have brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti, and are making China and Australia cope in innovative ways.

Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, p2004
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 1415917272
9781415917275
Branch Call Number: CD 304.28 DIA
Characteristics: 22 sound discs (72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Prichard, Michael (Michael J.)

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