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- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
Visionary, prize-winning author Jared Diamond changed the way we think about the rise and fall of human civilizations with his previous international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse . Now he returns with another epic - and groundbreaking - journey into our rapidly receding past. In The World Until Yesterday , Diamond reveals how... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 18.95
Hedge fund managers who survived and profited through the 2008 financial crisis share their secrets In light of the colossal losses and amidst the resulting confusion that still lingers, it is time to rethink money management in the broadest of terms. Drastic changes need to be made, and managers who actually made money during 2008 make for a logical... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 18.00
In Jared Diamond?s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel , the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors... more...
- Basic Books 1998; US$ 15.00
Why are humans one of the few species to have sex in private? Why do humans have sex any day of the month or year?including when the female is pregnant, beyond her reproductive years, or between her fertile cycles? Why are human females the only mammals to go through menopause? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large? Why do we differ so radically... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 19.99
Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide, we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel , Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 69.99
Origins and Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part 1. Northern Melanesia's Physical and Biological Environment. 1. Geology and geological history. 2. Climate. 3. Habitats and vegetation. 4. Terrestrial vertebrates other than birds. Part 2. Human History and Impacts. 5. Human history. 6. Ornithological exploration of Northern Melanesia. 7. Exterminations... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 2.99
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... more...