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Ron

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  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jared Diamond
    • Narrated By Christopher Murney
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    In his million-copy best seller 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?

    Rebecca says: "an fascinating book, but better on paper"
    "great research and examples"
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    I enjoyed the example of Hispanola, the deforested side of Haiti v. the lush side of Dominican Republic. Sharp and precise example of Rwanda, coworkers killing each other, students/teachers also participated in genocide. Well told and balanced.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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