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The Resource Collapse : [how societies choose to fail or succeed], Jared Diamond, (sound recording)

Collapse : [how societies choose to fail or succeed], Jared Diamond, (sound recording)

Label
Collapse : [how societies choose to fail or succeed]
Title
Collapse
Title remainder
[how societies choose to fail or succeed]
Statement of responsibility
Jared Diamond
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his million-copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates? As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives. Moving from the Polynesian cultures on Easter Island to the flourishing American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya and finally to the doomed Viking colony on Greenland, Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe. Environmental damage, climate change, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of these societies, but other societies found solutions and persisted. Similar problems face us today and have already brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti, even as China and Australia are trying to cope in innovative ways. Despite our own society's apparently inexhaustible wealth and unrivaled political power, ominous warning signs have begun to emerge even in ecologically robust areas like Montana. Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide?" -- book description
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Diamond, Jared M
Dewey number
304.2/8
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
HN13
LC item number
.D5 2005ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Michael Prichard
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Prichard, Michael
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  • Social history
  • Social change
  • Environmental policy
Target audience
general
Label
Collapse : [how societies choose to fail or succeed], Jared Diamond, (sound recording)
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Publication
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  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
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unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
22 sound discs (72 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415917275
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
6596-CD
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
ocm57312120
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Collapse : [how societies choose to fail or succeed], Jared Diamond, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
22 sound discs (72 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415917275
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
6596-CD
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
ocm57312120
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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