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COLLAPSE How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

by | Read by Christopher Murney

Contemporary Culture • 9.5 hrs. • Abridged • © 2004

In everyday language, Professor Diamond writes of the ecological collapse and subsequent decline of past societies. From the ravage of Australia by rabbits to the inability of the Mayas to supply their armies with food, we learn from the historical record how the misunderstanding and abuse of natural resources have destroyed cultures and made places on Earth uninhabitable. In a firm and raspy voice, Christopher Murney keeps a comfortable pace and doesn't stumble on a single word from the rich vocabulary. By finding the right tonal balance between being informative and entertaining, he renders a stimulating performance of science with a vital lesson for our future. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]



Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2004

CD ISBN 0143057189 $34.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN $24.47

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