Don't forget to light the firecracker. The one my thoughts keep returning to is medieval Greenland, which Diamond discusses in a long and detailed chapter. Voir Edwin Zaccaï, sur la revue , 1 er février 2008. Apparently, building the power stations in desert areas isn't economically viable unless national resources are diverted to connect them to the national grid. Lest anyone thinks this creates a negative, somber doomsday of a book, it doesn't. For instance, his discussion of Viking Greenland v. My one beef with this book revolves around the writing.
A lot of what was in this book I already knew from my degree program at university. At 520 odd dense pages this is a lot to ask of a reader, and it is a pity that this simply does not measure up to Diamond's earlier works. But don't let that put you off - once you put your brain into the right gear this book can be completely consuming and fascinating, and the message and lessons it gives are electrifying. Zero sense of the global division of labor and imperialism. Lorsque Effondrement: Comment Les Sociétés Décident De Leur Disparition Ou De Leur Survie est libéré? Dès lors, avec de tels enjeux globaux, les réponses ne peuvent être que globales. We may not pull through despite knowing what is happening, but we definitely won't if we are ignorant, as is the American president.
Elle laisse entendre que la ferme du Montana pourrait, elle aussi, disparaître un jour puisque les conditions de climat et de sol sont relativement marginales pour son type de production. Ultimately I am of the belief one has to reform the systems we are operating in, this includes reforming how corporations operate instead of monolithic submission to shareholders I believe in a multi-foundational mission for corporations where community, workers, management, shareholders are all taken into consideration. Settled in the 11th century by Vikings originally from Norway, the colonists brought with them their whole way of life, which was heavily organized around dairy farming. Pour citer cet article Référence électronique Bertrand Zuindeau, « Jared Diamond, 2006, Effondrement. Bizarrement, on les juge désespérants et démobilisateurs.
To get a couple of things out of the way: it's not a repeat of Diamond's earlier book Guns, Germs, Steel; and it's not Diamond arguing for some sort of environmental determinism. Diamond dans son livre, je dirai que je les ai moi-même abordés dans mes cours. Iceland is insightful but whether it warrants nearly 100 pages in a 500 page book I doubt. And putting them out is not free, either. This includes people who have magical belief in deux ex machina future tech that will come save us from problems we have or are causing. The same could be said of his discussion of modern Australia; China, in contrast, gets really short shrift. Plusieurs facteurs, au nombre de cinq, entrent toujours potentiellement en jeu : des dommages environnementaux ; un changement climatique ; des voisins hostiles ; des rapports de dépendance avec des partenaires commerciaux ; les réponses apportées par une société, selon ses valeurs propres, à ces problèmes.
Maybe the land in which they lived was ill-suited to large numbers of humans. Jared Diamond, d'abord biologiste de l'évolution et physiologiste, enseigne actuellement la géographie à l'Université de Californie, à Los Angeles. Donc, après avoir terminé la lecture de ce livre, je recommande aux lecteurs de ne pas sous-estimer ce grand livre. Some very intriguing parts were the stories of collapse of vanished societies, as many have noted Although I only gave this book three stars, I can recommend it a little bit over that. Name : nom Subject : A lire absolument. His inquiry into why some corporations and industries are are more amenable to social pressure casts a minor hopeful note into the symphony of despair. Silviculture was a lot more interesting to me when I thought it had something to do with art therapy for seniors.
And it doesn't disa So I was in Belize for the holiday and became fascinated with all the Mayan ruins I visited. The build up toxic waste 11. It makes my short list of must read for anyone seriously interested in current affairs. I listened to the abridged audio version of this book. He then considers some historical societies that succeeded Iceland, New Guinea highlands, old Japan. But no, the extra pages about Angkor Wat really adds nothing to the book.
At the end, he also talks about some present-day cases where we still don't know what will happen. Vous devez prendre Effondrement: Comment les sociétés décident de leur disparition ou de leur survie que votre liste de lecture ou vous serez regretter parce que vous ne l'avez pas lu encore dans votre vie. Unfortunately, this may have been the least convincing part of Collapse. He does point out that some businesses have been instrumental in forcing improvements in producers. Where Guns, Germs and Steel is nearly intuitive in the simpleness but universal applicability of its principles, Collapse is episodic and fractured. Grave risks, weakness or breakdown in one part of the global system can reverberate throughout.
After all, we are still here. Pour citer cet article Référence papier Henri Nicolaï, « Diamond J. If you are in the least bit curious, this book will not only spark your interest but will satisfy you with the results of often laborious investigations, thousands of hours of work, by specialists in a number of fields. In the modern era he discusses the Rwandan tragedy, contrasts Dominican Republic and Haiti and then considers the developing situation in Australia and Japan. Diamond is a devotee of that style that is heavily promoted for oral presentations — say what you are going to say, say it using bullets for emphasis and clarity, and say what you just said by way of summary. But just as frequently, the actors behave rationally.
Not that he couldn't have included that, but I'm not sure it's fair to expect that of him. Increased per capita impact of people 8. He is not a one-note analyst. I find myself thinking about this work frequently, his ideas resonate with our times, mirroring as they do, and as he shows us, with failed societies of the past. Good luck putting the genie back in the bottle, some changes are irrevocable 6th extinction underway is a good example, even the destruction of what can seem an innocuous tiny microorgamisn can completely change the ecosystem with implications for species in that system. The cumulative effect of all these shortcomings is that the book ends up presenting really rather very little that is new, argues persistently against straw man hypotheses, and is informative but almost in a trivial sense.