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Collapse by Jared Diamond
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed is a book by Jared M. Diamond, a professor of geography and physiology at University of California, Los Angeles. The book is about “societal collapses” that are caused by environment, hostile neighbors, and trade partners, and in some cases by climate change. It is an encyclopedic work that tells us why some societies have sustained themselves and prevailed while others have collapsed. In this book Diamond puts forth the causes of success or failure of thirteen big, small, past, present societies from various corners of the world. All these societies have experienced differen...