Jared Diamond, Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel

Jared Diamond is the author of Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies and the New York Times' best-selling Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. This lecture examines the factors that caused great civilizations of the past to collapse and what we can learn from their fates.

Guns, Germs and Steel:
1. Out of Eden

2. Conquest

3. Tropics