Book: Collapse

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond

I LOVED Guns, Germs, and Steel. So when i heard Jared Diamond had written a new book, i jumped at the chance to read it (or listen to it as i downloaded this from Audible).

you can read the summary and reviews on Amazon … here is my overview: great first 2/3 of the book. very poor last 1/3 of the book (at the end, Diamond goes into a diatribe about today’s environmental problems). He’s a great historian and amazing storyteller about ancient people’s … but i think he does a sub-par job on relating that information to today’s world.

that said, this book (especially the first 2/3 of the book) is very much worth the read.

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