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Read online Effondrement: Comment les sociétés décident de leur disparition ou de leur survie.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Effondrement: Comment les sociétés décident de leur disparition ou de leur survie La question Comment des soci t s ont elles disparu dans le pass peut aussi se formuler Au rythme actuel de la croissance d mographique et particuli rement de l augmentation des besoins conomiques de sant et en nergie les soci t s contemporaines pourront elles survivre demain La r ponse se formule partir d un tour du monde dans l espace et dans le temps depuis les soci t s disparues du pass les les de P ques de Pitcairn et d Henderson les Indiens mimbres et anasazis du sud ouest des tats Unis les soci t s moche et inca les colonies vikings du Groenland aux soci t s fragilis es d aujourd hui Rwanda Ha ti et Saint Domingue la Chine le Montana et l Australie en passant par les soci t s qui surent un moment donn enrayer leur effondrement la Nouvelle Guin e Tipokia et le Japon de l re Tokugawa De cette tude compar e et sans pareille Jared Diamond conclut qu il n existe aucun cas dans lequel l effondrement d une soci t ne serait attribuable qu aux seuls dommages cologiques Plusieurs facteurs au nombre de cinq entrent toujours potentiellement en jeu des dommages environnementaux un changement climatique des voisins hostiles des rapports de d pendance avec des partenaires commerciaux les r ponses apport es par une soci t selon ses valeurs propres ces probl mes Cette complexit des facteurs permet de croire qu il n y a rien d in luctable aujourd hui dans la course acc l r e la d gradation globalis e de l environnement Une derni re partie recense pour le lecteur citoyen et consommateur partir d exemples de mobilisations r ussies les voies par lesquelles il peut d ores et d j peser afin que dans un avenir que nous crirons tous le monde soit durable et moins in quitable aux pauvres et d munis by Jared Diamond

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Effondrement: Comment les sociétés décident de leur disparition ou de leur survie
Title:Effondrement: Comment les sociétés décident de leur disparition ou de leur survie
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Number of Pages:656
Category:non-fiction, history, science, anthropology, environment
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The Development of an Extraordinary Species br br We human beings share percent of our genes with chimpanzees Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet having founded civilizations and religions developed intricate and diverse forms of communication learned science built cities and created breathtaking works of art while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins In this fascinating provocative passionate funny endlessly entertaining work renowned Pulitzer Prize winning author and scientist Jared Diamond explores how the extraordinary human animal in a remarkably short time developed the capacity to rule the world and the means to irrevocably destroy it, Some central questions in the natural and social sciences can t be answered by controlled laboratory experiments This book looks at the use of natural experiments or the comparative method, Why are humans one of the few species to have sex in private Why are human females the only mammals to go through menopause Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large There is no more knowledgeable authority than the award winning author of i The Third Chimpanzee i to answer these intriguing questions Here is a delightfully entertaining and enlightening look at the unique sex lives of humans, b The bestselling author of i Collapse i and i Guns Germs and Steel i surveys the history of human societies to answer the question What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a better place for all of us b p Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence human society had none of these things While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle in those largely traditional societies still or recently in existence Societies like those of the New Guinea Highlanders remind us that it was only yesterday in evolutionary time when everything changed and that we moderns still possess bodies and social practices often better adapted to traditional than to modern conditions i The World Until Yesterday i provides a mesmerizing firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years a past that has mostly vanished and considers what the differences between that past and our present mean for our lives today br br This is Jared Diamond s most personal book to date as he draws extensively from his decades of field work in the Pacific islands as well as evidence from Inuit Amazonian Indians Kalahari San people and others Diamond doesn t romanticize traditional societies after all we are shocked by some of their practices but he finds that their solutions to universal human problems such as child rearing elder care dispute resolution risk and physical fitness have much to teach us Provocative enlightening and entertaining i The World Until Yesterday i is an essential and fascinating read p