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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed  
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Author(s) Jared Diamond
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Non-fiction
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date 2005
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 592
ISBN ISBN 0-14-303655-6
OCLC Number 62868295
Preceded by Guns, Germs, and Steel
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (also titled Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive) is a 2005 book by Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at University of California, Los Angeles. Diamond's book deals with "societal collapses involving an environmental component, and in some cases also contributions of climate change, hostile neighbors, and trade partners, plus questions of societal responses" (p. 15). In writing the book Diamond intended that its readers should learn from history (p. 23).

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