Book Details

Author  Jared Diamond
Publisher  Penguin Group USA Inc.
Publication Date   December 31, 2004
ISBN  0670033375
Pages  592

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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.

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