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By Jared Diamond

From groundbreaking author and philosopher, Jared Diamond comes an epic, visionary new e-book at the mysterious cave in of previous civilizations - and what this suggests for our destiny. Why do a little societies flourish, whereas others founder? What occurred to the folks who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island or to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? can we cross an identical means, our skyscrapers someday status derelict and overgrown just like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing jointly new proof from a startling diversity of resources and piecing jointly the myriad impacts, from weather to tradition, that make societies self-destruct, "Collapse" additionally indicates how not like our ancestors we will be able to make the most of our wisdom of the previous and discover ways to be survivors.

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Their notes are softer, sweeter, more musical than the red crossbill's, whose call sometimes comes almost as loudly as the pine grosbeak's and with a metallic resonance. And even though I have often heard the crossbills singing, without the evidence of the eye I am loath to decide which one the singer is, perched high in the top of the pine, whose notes drop so deliciously upon the hoarfrosty air. The song of the red crossbill is like the music of water and that of the white-wing like an enchanted music box, which cannot stop until entirely run down.

A second later I heard him calling from Green Woods down below. He tore the silence to shreds. From south, east and west, neighbouring whippoorwills answered him. The next time I visited Peak Hill it was an hour before dawn. I stumbled through the thick underbrush and climbed the hill guided by my flashlight. Suddenly, in the pitch darkness, an ovenbird flung himself above the tree-tops in the most magnificent flight song I have ever heard and fell to earth again I knew not where. A couple of whippoorwills called in the distance.

Here in another old poplar stump, they chiselled out a new abode just as fine as the first one. Knowing that no one may forever transgress with impunity, sooner or later I expected vengeance to fall upon Bluey for her rash popping into houses that did not belong to her. Next I saw her making the mattress, upon which her eggs and young were to nestle snugly, deep down in the usurped nest chamber. The male helped her collect tendrils, dead pine needles and fine birch bark, but he forebore to enter the hole and offered 40 Red-Breast Makes a Home her his share of nesting material at the entrance, where she grasped it and took it inside.

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