Diamond- Common Excuses %28Required reading%29

Diamond- Common Excuses %28Required reading%29 - biologist...

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Common Excuses is an excerpt from Collapse Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed is a 2005 English- language book by University of California, Los Angeles geography and physiology professor Jared M. Diamond. The broad premise of Diamond's book is that it deals with "societal collapses involving an environmental component, and in some cases also contributions of climate change, hostile neighbors, and trade partners, plus questions of societal responses" (p. 15). In writing the book Diamond intended that its readers should learn from history (p. 23). Jared Mason Diamond (born 10 September 1937) is an American evolutionary
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Unformatted text preview: biologist, physiologist, biogeographer and nonfiction author. He is best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997). He received the National Medal of Science in 1999. Please read the following excerpt (pages 503-514) and complete the assignment at the end: Assignment: 1. Make a list of the 12 common excuses and note for each in your own words why it may not be valid. 2. Keep those common excuses to “wait and see” in mind (and why they may not be valid) when reading news articles, or listening to your local, state or federal representatives ....
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Diamond- Common Excuses %28Required reading%29 - biologist...

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