How Societies Choose to Fail Or Succeed

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"I've set myself the modest task of trying to explain the broad pattern of human history, on all the continents, for the last 13,000 years. Why did history take such different evolutionary courses for peoples of different continents? This problem has ...Continua
Wrote 8/11/13
Un libro molto interessante che ti sbatte in faccia la verità sulla nostra società e la sua sostenibilità a lungo e a breve termine. Le posizioni sono molto bilanciate tra ambientalismo e leggi di mercato. La pecca è lo stile, troppo accademico (l'au...Continua
Wrote 11/10/12
Who controls the past controls the future

Un libro illuminante. Da insegnare a scuola.

Please, don't do that
Interesting and well documented book about how it's easy to make disastrous choiches. Hopefully it's only marginally more difficult to make the good ones, and Diamod tries hard (maybe too hard?) to direct us on an evironmentally sensible path. If you...Continua
Wrote 2/6/10
No pain, no gain
Concise review: a must read book. Verbosity follows... Reading "Collapse" will hardly left you untouched, especially if you are not familiar with rigorous treatises about ecology and society development. And you're not stupid. The book is a mine of f...Continua
Wrote 3/19/09

Good though the style of this one is not as concise as the previous two, "The Thrid Chimpanzee" and "Gun, Germs and Steel".

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