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Free read Collapse How Societies Chose to Fail or Succeed ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Brilliant illuminating and immensely absorbing Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time raising the urgent uestion How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicideIn his million copy bestseller Guns Germs and Steel Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world Now in this brilliant companion volume Diamond probes the other side of the euation Wha. Terrifying how often the pattern of exploitation of nature and decline of cultures has repeated itselfThe fitting additional book to Diamonds work Guns Germs and Steel offers past and present scenarios of various environmental conditions and the mastery or miserable failure of the peoples trying to master the challenge Especially in isolated societies where the socio cultural aspect is much emphasized by the absence of invaders or other disturbing factors the processes leading to the formation of today s ruins or prosperous cities are describedAs a classic positive example Iceland which counters the desolation of the climate zone and infertility of barren landscapes with strong community feeling and intelligent farming can be named Other isolated island states such as Easter Island and other ghost islands have been caught in the throes of social degeneration and driven to self destruction by meaningless prestigious or religiously driven construction projects civil wars exploitation of natural resources to the collapse of the ecosystem or a bit of this and that mixed up togetherOften there was an old tradition of proven survival strategies on the failed island states but their practice was mostly forgotten or ignored in the course of the delusion resulting in the collapse of the social system and the extinction of the tribeHow the authors theses could be applied to the history of the development of significant continental nations would be highly enjoyable This would probably be far too far reaching and hypothetical because of the added complexity which is why Diamond didn t mention it but it would make a great new research area The factors that are taken into account such as climate change hostile neighbors environmental destruction breaking an alliance or loss of support from friendly neighbors and as a decisive factor the reaction of the population and ruling caste already present a high potential for complexity Therefore it would no longer be concluded with scientific seriousness by introducing additional factors such as in the case of the Roman Empire or other fallen empiresIt is noteworthy that the scheme of slow degeneration through creeping degradation of cultural as well as naturally given resources can strike both relatively primitive almost Stone Age societies as unexpectedly as highly developed and militarily nearly unbeatable empires Despite the admonishers of the respective time fanaticism and megalomania became the leading motive and in hindsight apparent nonsensical and self destructive mechanisms leaked into politics until it was accepted as usual and criticism was negated until the downfallAt this point it makes sense to see the accordances with the present and to illustrate the classic repetition of the history using various examples Thus even after dozens of vivid and illustrative learning examples from the history of what one should avoid as a state the same actually precisely recognizable mistakes are committed todayWhether it is negligent irreversible environmental destruction political destabilization until to the collapse of state and social order including genocide and targeted destruction of infrastructure until relapse into archaic forms of government and theocracy there is a wide range of patternsTheir use seems to be so desirable to humanity that repeated attempts can no longer be construed as just perseverance But instead as ignorance and incompetence of elites to whom a brief reading of any historical atlas could give numerous examples of the futility of their present action The big and anxious uestion after completing the book remains whether we as a society may have not jumped on the wrong train for far too long One that not only directs individual islands regions or states as described in the book but the entire planet and the civilization living on it on a path into the abyssA wiki walk can be as refreshing to the mind as a walk through nature in this completely overrated real 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Free read Collapse How Societies Chose to Fail or Succeed ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Age climate change rapid population growth and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of these societies but other societies found solutions and persisted Similar problems face us today and have already brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti even as China and Australia are trying to cope in innovative ways Despite our own society's apparently inexhaustible wealth and unrivaled political power ominous warning signs have begun to emerge even in ecologically robust areas like Montan. The halfway point reviewOne uestion I ve been wrestling with as I read as I watch these societies move slightly past sustainability as I read about societal collapse and the suandering of resources by the wealthy and then the inevitable cannibalism that always seems to show up in the last act I keep asking myself how the environment became a political issue There s no uestion that environmental resources aren t infinite yet it seems like the majority of peopleor at least the loudest factioncare less about human life on earth than their own comfort and status Or else how can they justify placing jobs business interests or anything else ahead of the environment in their valuesIs it because environmental damage is such a gradual process If so we need to come up with some way to drive home the importance of creating a sustainable way of living Politicians hedging around environmental issues while placing these issues on the same level of importance as gays in the military is clearly not getting us anywhere Literature on the dangers of global warming and about the human effects on the environment isn t going to get the point across to those who willfully avoid learning about the topic Does the environmental movement need advertisements More celebrity endorsements I hate asking rhetorical uestions even if my goal is to generate conversation so my hypothesis without any evidence to support it is YES we need a much fucking better PR department and we need it uickly If we are going to keep the global society from reaching the point of some real collapse we need to change the rhetoric with which we talk about the environment The environment is an abstract out there that doesn t necessarily include human babies or grandchildren The way we abstractly think of the environment makes this separation of humans from their environment easier We need rhetoric that makes it clear that when we speak of the environment what we are really concerned with is the continued ability for humanity to survive on this planet What we re talking about isn t separate from people physically or ethically I ll end my halfway point review by bringing up the personal guilt that reading these pages has reawakened in me Reading about the way the Easter Islanders suandered resources building the tremendous statues and headpieces for the glorification of rich people has reminded me of my own complicity I ve always thought of myself as an environmentalist I take the light rail whenever possible recycle eat with an awareness of where my food comes from But even as someone passionate about the environment I ve spent several years working at a bank I ve spent my time too focused on my own education to dedicate much time to preservationwhich is what I m complaining about others doing What have I truly done to rebel against a society that places greed and opulence above sustainability I ve found ways to reduce the damage that I inflict but I have done nothing to challenge my society s destructive way of being So what right do I have to climb up on my soap box Le Principe de l'enfer, tome 2 : Ex-nihilo unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of these societies but other societies found solutions and persisted Similar problems face Dora l'exploratrice : La Montagne aux Etoiles us today and have already brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti even as China and Australia are trying to cope in innovative ways Despite our own society's apparently inexhaustible wealth and Dungeon Madness The Divine Dungeon #2 unrivaled political power ominous warning signs have begun to emerge even in ecologically robust areas like Montan. 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Free read Collapse How Societies Chose to Fail or Succeed ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB T caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin and what can we learn from their fatesAs in Guns Germs and Steel Diamond weaves an all encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical cultural narratives Moving from the Polynesian cultures on Easter Island to the flourishing American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya and finally to the doomed Viking colony on Greenland Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe Environmental dam. I considered giving this book 4 instead of 5 stars simply because it can be over dense in its detail and the style can be rather dry but then I figured that says about my stamina and laziness than about the uality of the book so the book gets 5 and I get a 4 for effort We re all winnersSo despite the headline grabbing title the author Jared Diamond a cross between an Amish garden gnome and avuncular Glastonbury festival supremo if you go by his picture tries its darndest to avoid sensationalism and the author opts instead for what is sorely needed in the environmental debate sober empirical analysis But don t let that put you off once you put your brain into the right gear this book can be completely consuming and fascinating and the message and lessons it gives are electrifyingDiamond examines in turn a number of societies ancient and modern successful or unsuccessful and forensically examines what were the factors in their collapse or survival before turning to our modern global society to ask what lessons we can apply from those past cases to the predicament we face today We learn about the Easter Islanders about whom one of Diamond s pupils asked What was going through the mind of the man who chopped down the last tree on the island the Anasazi the Maya the Greenland Norse and Greenland Inuit modern day Australia and Montana shogun ruled Japan and othersHe identifies common environmental problems which collapsed societies have tended to share deforestation and soil erosion as well as resource depletion cropping up again and again as well as cultural factors such as systems of government and contact with other societies He cites some incredible studies such as the examination of ancient middens of crystallised rodents piss and of pond sediments to show how we can unravel the mysteries of some of these collapses by using the study of for example pollen in sediment or animal bones in middens to paint a vivid picture of climates deforestation and diets at precise times in these societies stories It was this uite academic precision that gave me a uiet thrill and which gives this book its calm authorityDiamond ends by looking at our modern global society and assessing its chances of overcoming the sheer number breadth scale and interconnectedness of the ecological problems facing us and although he insists he is an optimist and argues that our globalised society gives us advantages in finding solutions as well as giving us zero escape routes if we fail by the time you finish reading you feel that as a planet we ve got a sheer cliff face to climb and his optimism sounds a little disingenuous But educating yourself to understand these issues is a necessary step to doing your bit and this book will certainly arm you with the sobering facts If only the debate were always conducted in these civilised in the best sense of the word terms

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  • 608
  • Collapse How Societies Chose to Fail or Succeed
  • Jared Diamond
  • English
  • 13 September 2019
  • 9780143036555