How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
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|Format:||Paperback, 589 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 January 2011|
In this fascinating book, Diamond seeks to understand the fates of past societies that collapsed for ecological reasons, combining the most important policy debate of this generation with the romance and mystery of lost worlds.
About the Author
Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. Among Dr. Diamond's many awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Japan's Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Prize honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by Rockefeller University. He has published more than two hundred articles and his book Guns, Germs, and Steel, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
Look out for Jared Diamond's latest book, ""The World Until Yesterday"," coming from Viking in January 2013.
|Publisher: ||Penguin Books|
|Dimensions: ||21.34 x 13.72 x 3.56 centimeters (0.57 kg)|