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Questioning collapse : human resilience, ecological vulnerability, and the aftermath of empire

Author: Patricia Ann McAnany; Norman Yoffee
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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Challenges those scholars and popular writers who advance the thesis that societies - past and present - collapse because of behavior that destroyed their environments or because of overpopulation.

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Genre/Form: History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Ann McAnany; Norman Yoffee
ISBN: 9780521515726 0521515726 9780521733663 0521733669
OCLC Number: 263604792
Description: xvi, 374 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Why we question collapse and study human resilience, ecological vulnerability, and the aftermath of empire / Patricia A. NcAnany and Norman Yoffee --
pt. I: Human resilence and ecological vulnerability. Ecological catastrophe, collapse, and the myth of "ecocide" on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) / Terry L. Hunt and Carl P. Lipo ; Did the Medieval Norse society in Greenland really fail? / Joel Berglund ; Calamities without collapse : environment, economy, and society in China, ca. 1800-1949 / Kenneth Pomeranz --
pt. II: Surviving collapse: studies of societal regeneration. Marketing conquest and the vanishing Indian : an indigenous response to Jared Diamond's archaeology of the American Southwest / Michael Wilcox ; Bellicose rulers and climatological peril? Retrofitting twenty-first century woes on eighth-century Maya society / Patricia A. McAnany and Tomás Gallareta Negrón ; Collapse in ancient Mesopotamia : what happened, what didn't / Norman Yoffee --
pt. III: Societies in the aftermath of empire. Advanced Andeans and backward Europeans : structure and agency in the collapse of the Inca Empire / David Cahill ; Rwandan genocide : toward an explanation in which history and culture matter / Christopher C. Taylor ; "Failed" states, societal "collapse," and ecological "disaster" : a Haitian lesson on grand theory / Drexel G. Woodson ; The power of the past : environment, Aborigines, archaeology, and a sustainable Australian society / Tim Murray ; Excusing the haves and blaming the have-nots in the telling of history / Frederick Errington and Deborah Gewertz --
pt. IV: Reflections on sustainability. Sustainable survival / J.R. McNeill.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia A. McAnany, Norman Yoffee.

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