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The Collapse of Complex Societies by Joseph A. Tainter
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Jun 10, 08

it was amazing
Recommended for: greenies

Spectacular, but very academic. Reviews why societies like Rome and the Maya collapsed and presents a broad theory that when oversimplified, amounts to diminishing returns to the point of not being able to maintain the infrastructure that a society depends upon.

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