Sunday, November 05, 2006

Jared Diamond, deforestation, and Rapa Nui

To lose a forest
By Cielito C. GoñoInquirer
Published on page A15 of the November 6, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer
Last updated 00:44am (Mla time) 11/06/2006

In his book “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist Jared Diamond looked at environmental and socio-economic structural factors to explain how societies—such as the Easter islanders, the American Southwest Anasazi, the Mayans and Greenland’s Norse settlers—disappeared.

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