New York: Penguin Books, 2011. Later printing. Paperback. 589pp. Octavo [21.5cm]; illustrated wraps. New. Item #52784
From publisher: In this riveting book, Jared Diamond -- whose Guns, Germs, and Steel revolutionized our understanding of history -- explores how humankind's use and abuse of the environment reveal the truth behind the world's great collapses, from the Anasazi of North America to the Vikings of Greenland to modern Montana. What emerges is a fundamental pattern of environmental catastrophe -- one whose warning signs surround us today and that we ignore at our peril.