Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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Grades 9 - 12Grade 13n/a12.3215683
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. 250,000 first printing.
Paperback, 608 pages
Published on January 4, 2011 by Penguin Books
ISBN-10: 0143117009
ISBN-13: 9780143117001
1 Book Review
  • teacher_1715
    Stacey BrahmTuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:23 am
    Failed societies have several things in common: debt, misuse of natural resources, and unwillingness to make necessary adjustments to prevent disaster.