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Published by University of Hawaii Press .
Written in English


  • Australasian & Pacific archaeology,
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Sociology,
  • Archaeology,
  • Oceania,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Demography,
  • Ethnology,
  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners,
  • Hawaii

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Edition Notes

ContributionsPatrick Vinton Kirch (Editor), Jean-Louis Rallu (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages390
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8162036M
ISBN 100824831349
ISBN 109780824831349

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The Growth and Collapse of Pacific Island Societies. In this Book. Additional Information. Recently, the debate over the indigenous populations of the Pacific has intensified, and this book addresses the problem from new perspectives. Review of The Growth and Collapse of Pacific Island Societies: Archaeological and Demographic Perspectives, edited by Patrick V Kirch and Jean-Louis Rallu. The fourteen intervening chapters present a diversity of Pacific Island case studies, along with a variety of theoretical models and methodological approaches aimed at bringing some empirical rigor and new insights to the vexing questions of human population numbers, rates of growth, and severity of demographic collapse following contact with. (). The Growth and Collapse of Pacific Island Societies: Archaeological and Demographic Perspectives. The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology: Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. Author: Frank R. Thomas.

Table of contents for The growth and collapse of Pacific island societies: archaeological and demographic perspectives / Patrick V. Kirch and Jean-Louis Rallu, editors. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.   "Collapse" spends considerable pages contemplating past life on Easter Island, as well as on Pitcairn and Henderson islands, and on Greenland, an island. Deforestation, the book Author: Gregg Easterbrook. In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of d is also the author of Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise /5().   After an introduction of concepts - including a comparison with modern day Montana - Diamond analyzed in depth the collapse of several past societies, namely that of Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, Henderson Island (both islands are in the Pacific and formerly had Polynesian societies which died out), the Anasazi, the Classic Lowland Maya, and Cited by:

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (titled Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive for the British edition) is a book by academic and popular science author Jared Diamond, in which the author first defines collapse: "a drastic decrease in human population size and/or political/economic/social complexity, over a considerable area, for an extended time."Author: Jared Diamond.   Buy Featured Book Title Collapse Subtitle How Societies Choose To Fail Or Succeed and Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean (map, pp. 4–5). Population growth forced people to adopt. The Rapa Nui Journal (RNJ) is the official, peer-reviewed journal, of the Easter Island Foundation (EIF). The journal serves as a forum for interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities and social sciences on Easter Island and the Eastern Polynesian region. Each issue may include Research Articles, Research Reports, Commentaries or Dialogues, Book or Media Reviews and EIF News.. This is about societies making choices leading either to economic and political collapse or to success in preserving well-being. Part One of Diamond's book is about developments in modern Montana. Part Two begins with Easter Island. Easter Island was settled perhaps around the s when it had an abundance of trees, game, fish and shell fish.