Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
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New York : Penguin, 2011.
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xii, 589 pages, [24] pages of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
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IL: UG - BL: 12.3 - AR Pts: 48
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"...[E]xplores how humankind's use and abuse of the environment reveal the truth behind the world's greatest collapses, from the Anasazi of North America to the Vikings of Greenland to modern Montana."--P. [4] of cover.

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9780143117001, 0143117009
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Originally published: United States : Viking Penguin, 2005. Published in Penguin Books, 2006. Published with a new afterword in 2011.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"...[E]xplores how humankind's use and abuse of the environment reveal the truth behind the world's greatest collapses, from the Anasazi of North America to the Vikings of Greenland to modern Montana."--P. [4] of cover.
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