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collapse of complex societies

Jared Diamond articulately spelled out how his best-selling book, COLLAPSE, took shape. At first it was going to be a book of 18 chapters chronicling 18 collapses of once-powerful societies--- the Mayans with the most advanced culture in the Americas, the Anasazi who built six-story skyscrapers at Chaco, the Norse who occupied Greenland for 500 years. But he wanted to contrast those with success stories like Tokugawa-era Japan, which wholly reversed its lethal deforestation, and Iceland, which learned to finesse a highly fragile and subtle environment... You can see more about The Long Now Foundation and Seminars About Long Term Thinking at: - slides, discussions, audio, and video available.
Jared Diamond - How Societies Fail-And Sometimes Succeed - Long Now Foundation

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