Collapse: How Societies Choose To Fail Or Survive

Author: Jared Diamond
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  • : $27.99(AUD)
  • : 9780241958681
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
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  • : April 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 27.99
  • : December 2014
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  • : Jared Diamond
  • : Paperback
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'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' DAILY MAIL 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' OBSERVER From the ghostly stone heads of Easter Island to 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. 'A book that has to be read . . . highly readable, highly persuasive and richly informative' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Gripping . . . the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' ECONOMIST 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' SUNDAY TIMES 'Magnificent' THE NEW YORK TIMES