Collapse Summary
Jared Diamond

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Collapse Overview

There is archeological evidence that the Earth’s environment has been damaged and abused by mankind since the first days of recordable history. However, it has withstood the abuse and mistreatment of man although it bears its scars and wounds. The environment is still the victim of man’s abuse in modern times despite global awareness of the causes behind the damage being done. Collapse tells the stories of societies that declined and collapsed due to the stripping of Earth’s resources and destruction of its woodlands and soil. Modern man must take heart, protect his environment and recognize that Mother Earth always survives but that societies do not.