Brilliant civilizations, from the Khmer Empire to the Mayans, have disappeared and left behind the testimony of their creative ingenuity. But why did these societies collapse? Jared Diamond explains how the combined action of man on climatic and environmental factors could have led to such falls. A valuable lesson to be learnt as the greatest challenge we have to overcome is saving our planet.
Professor of Geography at University of California, Los Angeles
International bestselling author.