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From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' - Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' - Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' - Economis 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' - Sunday Times

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Genre : History
Author by : Jared Diamond
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2013-03-21
File : 608 Pages
ISBN : 9780141976969


The Collapse Of Ancient States And Civilizations

The Collapse Of Ancient States And Civilizations

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This is an excellent collection of essays on the collapse of ancient states and civilizations by historians, archaeologists. . . . excellent overviews of the relevant research.—Contemporary Sociology

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Genre : History
Author by : Professor of Anthropology Norman Yoffee
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Release : 1988-05
File : 333 Pages
ISBN : UVA:X001360504


Triggering Communism S Collapse

Triggering Communism S Collapse

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Through research and interviews Castle examines the causes and consequences of Poland's collapse as a communist state and explores how today's leaders confront some of the legacies of transition.

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Genre : History
Author by : Marjorie Castle
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2003
File : 245 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015056490975


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A major study of the collapse of the Soviet Union—showing how Gorbachev’s misguided reforms led to its demise In 1945 the Soviet Union controlled half of Europe and was a founding member of the United Nations. By 1991, it had an army four-million strong, five-thousand nuclear-tipped missiles, and was the second biggest producer of oil in the world. But soon afterward the union sank into an economic crisis and was torn apart by nationalist separatism. Its collapse was one of the seismic shifts of the twentieth century. Thirty years on, Vladislav Zubok offers a major reinterpretation of the final years of the USSR, refuting the notion that the breakup of the Soviet order was inevitable. Instead, Zubok reveals how Gorbachev’s misguided reforms, intended to modernize and democratize the Soviet Union, deprived the government of resources and empowered separatism. Collapse sheds new light on Russian democratic populism, the Baltic struggle for independence, the crisis of Soviet finances—and the fragility of authoritarian state power.

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Genre : History
Author by : Vladislav M. Zubok
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2021-11-30
File : 576 Pages
ISBN : 9780300262445


Understanding Collapse

Understanding Collapse

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In this lively survey, Guy D. Middleton critically examines our ideas about collapse - how we explain it and how we have constructed potentially misleading myths around collapses - showing how and why collapse of societies was a much more complex phenomenon than is often admitted.

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Genre : History
Author by : Guy D. Middleton
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-06-26
File : 441 Pages
ISBN : 9781107151499


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The world is split in two... and both sides are deadly. In a society of extreme have or have nots, Tenly Hawkins is just trying to improve her future. Born into the Cobalts, the lowest rung of society, she has done everything possible to escape her fate by playing by the rules. Against all odds, she secures a coveted position in the Premier Workforce... and a way out of squalor into Scarlet society. But when her scoundrel of a best friend, Kalib, also secures a spot, she's suspicious. Did he cheat, and will his fortune somehow collapse everything she's worked for? Placed in a high ranking household as a governess, Tenly settles into her new role. That is, until she caught in the middle of growing progressive upheaval due to the inequality of the rich and poor. But it's all being covered up. Her life's dream is not the safe haven Tenly once thought it would be. And if anyone finds out about her secret meetings with Kalib, she can't seem to refuse; it could not only put them both at risk... It could be fatal.

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Author by : Jenetta Penner
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Release : 2020-12-08
File : 284 Pages
ISBN : 9798578531613


The Collapse Of The Moravian Mission Of Saints Cyril And Methodius The Fate Of The Disciples And The Christianization Of The Southern Slavs

The Collapse Of The Moravian Mission Of Saints Cyril And Methodius The Fate Of The Disciples And The Christianization Of The Southern Slavs

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Author by : Stephen Neil Scott
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Release : 1989
File : 674 Pages
ISBN : UCAL:$C73505


Questioning Collapse

Questioning Collapse

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Questioning Collapse challenges those scholars and popular writers who advance the thesis that societies - past and present - collapse because of behavior that destroyed their environments or because of overpopulation. In a series of highly accessible and closely argued essays, a team of internationally recognized scholars bring history and context to bear in their radically different analyses of iconic events, such as the deforestation of Easter Island, the cessation of the Norse colony in Greenland, the faltering of nineteenth-century China, the migration of ancestral peoples away from Chaco Canyon in the American southwest, the crisis and resilience of Lowland Maya kingship, and other societies that purportedly 'collapsed'. Collectively, these essays demonstrate that resilience in the face of societal crises, rather than collapse, is the leitmotif of the human story from the earliest civilizations to the present. Scrutinizing the notion that Euro-American colonial triumphs were an accident of geography, Questioning Collapse also critically examines the complex historical relationship between race and political labels of societal 'success' and 'failure'.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Patricia A. McAnany
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2009-09-28
File : 390 Pages
ISBN : 9781107717329


The Collapse Of Complex Societies

The Collapse Of Complex Societies

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Twenty-four examples of societal collapse help develop a new theory to account for their breakdown. Detailed studies of the Roman, Mayan and Cacoan collapses clarify the processes of disintegration.

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Genre : History
Author by : Joseph Tainter
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1988
File : 250 Pages
ISBN : 052138673X


The Collapse

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ent the final collapse of the Cold War order.

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Genre : History
Author by : Mary Elise Sarotte
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2014-10-07
File : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780465056903