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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
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HEALTH- MEDICINE - SCIENCE > SUPPLEMENTAL - COLLAPSE OF SOCIETIES - WHY OR WHY NOT

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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Sep 10, 2010 10:17PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

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*SPOILER WARNING*

There is a spoiler alert regarding this and/or any other supplemental spoiler threads. If you do not want the book or the story line spoiled, do not visit this thread until the book is completed. Stick with the weekly non-spoiler threads.

This supplemental thread deals with some of the discussion material found in Jared Diamond's presentation at University of California at Santa Barbara (February 17, 2005) regarding:

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc4bXI...

Please watch this awesome presentation on the above subject matter and use this thread to discuss. Although this is a separate book, there is a lot of overlap in terms of some of the subjects and topical areas. In fact some of the topical areas are quite ominously discussed considering present issues with BP, Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq, oil spills, mining disasters, and other hot spots around the globe. Sort of prophetic.

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


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This thread is officially open.


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In Focus: Interview about Collapse with Jared Diamond

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldDY9y...


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