Thursday, January 25, 2007

Diamond book a stark warning

Is our world sustainable? A stark warning ...
COLLAPSE: How Societies choose to fail or succeedJared Diamond, Penguin Books, 2005
A book review by Roger Beck and David Young
Robson Valley Times
Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Diamond scrutinizes a large number of societies--past and present--to assess their sustainability. The goal is for us to learn how to avoid social and economic collapse before it is too late. Examples of societies that have failed include Easter Island (Pacific), the Anasazi (North America), the Maya (Middle America), and the Vikings of Greenland (North Atlantic).

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