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A study of the downfall of some of history's greatest civilizations discusses the Anasazi, the Maya, and the Viking colony on Gr

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Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. Among Dr. Diamondís many awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Japan's Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Prize honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by Rockefeller University. He has published more than two hundred articles and his book Guns, Germs, and Steel, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

A study of the downfall of some of history's greatest civilizations, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, includes coverage of such cultures as the Anasazi, the Maya, and the Viking colony on Greenland, tracing patterns of environmental damage, climate change, poor political choices, and other factors that were pivotal to their demise.

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ISBN 9780670033379
Genre HISTORY / Social History
Format Hardcover
Pages 575
Publisher Date 2004-12-29 00:00:00.0
Publisher Viking Pr
Copyright Year 2005
Height 10.0 in
Wdth 7.25 in
Thickness 2.25 in
Unit weight 2.2 lb
Language English
Subtitle How Societies Choose To Fail Or Succeed
Audience General/trade
Authors Diamond, Jared

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  • How can such bad news be so entertaining?

    The choices we have made as a people have led man down a precarious path - now more than ever. Dwindling resources, over-crowded cities and a short-view perspective have put man on the precipice of fate. A must read.

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