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By Clive Ponting

Like Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel, Clive Ponting's e-book experiences the connection among the surroundings and human background. It examines international civilisations from Sumeria to old Egypt, from Easter Island to the Roman Empire and it argues that humans have time and again outfitted societies that experience grown and prospered by way of exploiting the Earth's assets, in simple terms to extend to the purpose the place these assets may possibly now not maintain the societies' populations and reason next cave in.

This new version of Clive Ponting's overseas bestseller has been revised, multiplied and up to date. It presents not just a compelling tale of ways we have now broken the surroundings for hundreds of thousands of years but additionally an up to the moment overview of the difficulty dealing with the realm at the present time - and the issues that experience to be addressed within the look for solutions.

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