Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Collapse : How Societies Choose to Fail - 05 edition

Collapse : How Societies Choose to Fail (ISBN10: 0670033375; ISBN13: 9780670033379)
ISBN13: 978-0670033379
ISBN10: 0670033375

Summary: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel examines the downfall of some of history's greatest civilizations

In 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 equation: What caused some of the great civilizations o ...show moref the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates?

As 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 damage, 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 Montana.

Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide? ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: Viking
Published: 12/28/2004
International: No

Other Editions of Collapse : How Societies Choose to Fail:


List Price: $29.95
Used  Currently Sold Out
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $9.99
Due back 12/19/2014
Rental
Save $19.96 (67%)
  • Free return shipping
  • In stock
  • 21-day satisfaction guarantee
CDs or access codes may not be included
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

234 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Collapse : How Societies Choose to Fail
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (234)  |  New (14)  |  Like New (37)  |  Very Good (60)  |  Good (118)  |  Acceptable (5)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$5.19
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Golden-Gate
Mayfield Heights, OH
Seller Rating: 4.5
2004 Hardcover Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$5.19
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Avon
Avon, IN
Seller Rating: 5
2004 Hardcover Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$5.19
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-University Park
Edmond, OK
Seller Rating: 0
2004 Hardcover Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$5.50
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Riverwide Books
Beverly, MA
Seller Rating: 0
New York 2005 Hard cover Very good in very good dust jacket. 1st Edition. Tight binding with bumped corners & damp staining to top of dust jacket and some pages. A great reading copy. Ships same da ...show morey or next business day. ...show less
$5.61
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
TGChavez
La Mesa, CA
Seller Rating: 4.71
Hardcover Very good Very clean copy w/light signs of use-We ship out fast daily w/FREE tracking on this item-(Gotta have it fast? ) Expedited shipping is available on this item (Personalized Service ...show more~Always Bubble Envelope~ Expedited moves you to front of the line) ...show less
$5.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
arcfoundationthriftstore
Ventura, CA
Seller Rating: 4.74
0670033375 Your purchase benefits those with developmental disabilities to live a better quality of life. minimal wear on edges minimal stains on edges
$5.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Villa Mozart Enterprises
Lynchburg, VA
Seller Rating: 4.06
New York, NY 2005 Hard cover New ed. Good in very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Ex-library. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 575 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/tr ...show moreade. ...show less
$5.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Ft. Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN
Seller Rating: 0
2004 Hardcover Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$5.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Dublin
Dublin, CA
Seller Rating: 0
2004 Hardcover Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cd-rom or access ...show more codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$5.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-North-Fayette
Pittsburgh, PA
Seller Rating: 4.5
2004 Hardcover Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access ...show morecodes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
Page:   < Previous   |     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close