H-4 - Alexander Muhr PPD-227 Clara Irazabal December 8th...

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Alexander Muhr PPD-227 Clara Irazabal December 8 th , 2005 Homework #4 “Collapse!” The exhibition Collapse! , is based on the book written by Jared Diamond and “investigates the role that the environmental circumstances and other factors have played in the destinies of different societies both past and present.” He is going through the environmental challenges that are upon us today which have global implications. Mr. Diamond has five factors that give reason to why some societies fail and other succeed: 1. Natural changes in the environment. 2. Environmental damage caused by people. 3. A decline in support from neighbors or trading partners. 4. Hostile neighbors. 5. How a society anticipates and reacts to its problems. These five factors, he argues, are what contribute to a society’s collapse. In the rest of the exhibition, we are lead through some historical and present societies. There is the classic Maya civilization (A.D. 250-900). They cut and burned
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PPD 227 taught by Professor Irazabalzurita during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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