Collapse : How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive
by Jared Diamond
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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From the author of Canons, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious fall of past civilizations.Now, in a new edition with a new postface, Jared Diamond, Collapse discovers the secret behind why some companies blossom, while others – founder and what this means for our futureWhat happened to the people who made the abandoned, abandoned for a long time statues of the Easter IslandWhat happened with the architects of the Mayan pyramid ruin Mayan pyramidsWe’re going to do it the same way, the skyscrapers one day standing in desertion and invaded like the temples at Angkor Wat.Gathering new evidence from a surprising variety of sources, and reconstructing the myriad of influences, from climate to culture, that self-destructive societies, Jared Diamond, Collapse also shows how – unlike our ancestors, we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors.”A great sweep from a storyteller of the human race “Daily Mail’ Riveting, superb, terrifying Gripping Observerthe book fulfills its immense ambition, and the Diamond is the only man who could have written it’ Economist This book shines like all the Diamonds of the work of the Sunday TimesJared Diamond b1937) is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles.Until recently, he was Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine.He is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author of the acclaimed Canons, les Germes, and of Steel: the Fate of Human Societies, which is also the winner of the 1998 Rhône-Poulenc Great Britain Book Prize, Sciences of Book Prize.
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