Norse Greenland: A Controlled Experiment in Collapse--A Selection from Collapse (Penguin Tracks)

Norse Greenland: A Controlled Experiment in Collapse--A Selection from Collapse (Penguin Tracks)

ISBN: 1101629355

ISBN 13: 9781101629352

Publication Date: December 01, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Books

Format: ebook

Author: Jared Diamond

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A timely and fascinating exploration of the collapse of prehistoric Norse society in Greenland--excerpted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond's "Collapse"
This excerpt from the "New York Times"-bestselling book "Collapse" takes a timely and fascinating look at prehistoric Norse Greenland--the closest approximation of a controlled experiment in collapse in history. One island, two unique societies (Norse and Inuit). Only one of these societies would succeed--the other would fail. But how? With his trademark accessibility and comprehensiveness, Diamond documents how environmental damage, climate change, loss of friendly contacts and the rise of hostile ones, and the unique political, economic, and social settings of prehistoric Greenland combine to demonstrate exactly why and how societies choose to fail or succeed.
Jared Diamond's latest book, "The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?," is available from Viking.

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