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Collapse - Jared Diamond
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780739455357 (0739455354)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 525
Edition language: English
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Ecletic Reader
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5.0 Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Very informative. I believe that the information in this book is laid out in a very easy to read narrative format. It was very interesting and provided an interesting look into the recurrent problems that societies have faced when trying to live outside the means of their environment.
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4.0 Collapse (Allen Lane Science S.)
Interesting and thought causing. This goes through a few societies and how they failed to survive. It's an interesting look at these and how they're reflected in modern society. They're things to think about and ideas on how to move from here. I found it riveting.
Just reading
Just reading rated it
3.0 Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
I liked this book and I really enjoyed "Guns Germs and Steel" so I really hoped for "Collapse" to be another new intriguing work that would challenge people to think in a new way about existing problems. This book is just so long though. Clearly it is well-researched and Diamond knows what he is t...
magikspells rated it
So this book has been lurking in my current reads forever now because of the slow pace of reading it for class. I didn't hate this book, I felt like it went by at a reasonable pace and that the arguments had their validity at times. But as is the case with [b:Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Hum...
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3.0 Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
after the runaway bestseller [b:Guns Germs and Steel|1842|Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies|Jared Diamond|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1158959888s/1842.jpg|2138852], one hopes for another epic, history-sweeping, all-of-known-knowledge-science-and-arts-sweeping giganta-work, but in...
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