• Easter Island's End
    2013-04-16 ENGL 102 Essay #1 Longer summery In the article, “Easter Island’s End” by Jared Diamond, he states that the overpopulation and overusing the natural resources can affect and destroy our environment. Easter Island can be used as a warning that cultural and environmental...
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  • The Environmental Change and the Collapse of Easter Island
    neighbors, friendly trade partners and the societies respond to its environmental problems. We can use these factors to explain the collapse of the Easter Island. Firstly, there was much damage done to the environment by the inhabitants. Jared Diamond states that the extent and reversibility of the...
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  • Collapse
    .’ In this paper, the relevance of the isolated ‘’fallen societies’’ (Easter Island and Norse Greenland) will be explained in relation to my argument of how they are used as metaphors by Diamond in order to explain the imminent future of China and how it’s desire to see itself experience the same...
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    Why do societies collapse? An Analysis of the Rapa Nui civilization in the Easter Islands "I have often asked myself, 'What did the Eastern Islander cut down the last palm tree say while he was going it?' "(Diamond, p.114). The collapse of societies are a very deep and complicated problem...
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  • Collapse by Jarrod Diamond
    effects of climate change. Some think that it is a horrible thing to happen to such a small town, but really this is happening everywhere and in some places, at a much more destructive rate. (Diamond, 39-47) One of the most commonly noted cases of collapse due to environmental reasons is Easter Island...
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  • Anthropology Aspects
    space and resources become limited. island hopping in the Pacific by the Ancient Polynesians or building skyscrapers in New York City, expansion is evident in both ancient and modern times. In Jared Diamond’s Collapse, he refers to a small island in the Pacific Ocean known as Easter Island. Easter...
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  • Collapse
    independent elements of agriculture because there were not any native wild plants and animal species allowing them domestication, which could also be an element to Diamond’s theory of past civilizations taking a part in how certain environments are today. Diamond uses Easter Island as an example of...
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  • Why Do Some Societies Make Disastrous Decisions-Rhetorical Analysis
    urge to do further research on societal collapses (392). His urge to write about this topic resulted from a conversation he had about the collapse of Easter Island society. In this piece of Diamonds “Why Do Some Societies Make Disastrous Decisions,” he discusses past and present societies that...
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  • Easter Island
    Antoinette T. Camacho April 16, 2012 ENG 205 Shorter Writing Summary In the article, “Who Killed Easter Island” by Jared Diamond he states that people can affect and destroy our environment and natural resources. Easter Island can be used as a warning that cultural and environmental dangers...
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  • Easter's End
    Easters Island has vanished, gone and is never coming back. Despite this fate planet Earth is still a blank slate. “Who is to say we won’t succumb the same fate?” -Jared Diamond. Diamond comes across his main point in his writing of “Easter’s End”. He strives to get the point across of the end of...
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  • Collpase of Societies
    overusing of the earth’s natural resources. As societies and countries progress into the 21st century, they must learn from the past and use civilisations like the Romans, the Mayans and places like Norse Greenland and Easter Island and try to correct the old mistakes. The world is every changing...
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  • Easter Island
    living like the inhabitants of Easter Island. Bibliographies: 1) “Rapa Nui (Easter Island).” History of. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2013 2) Clark, Liesl. “Pioneers of Easter Island.” PBS. PBS, 15 Feb. 2000. Web. 03 Sept. 2013 3) “Easter’s End; Jared Diamond.” Easter’s End; Jared...
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  • Easter
    literally disappeared from the face of the earth. Ancient civilizations like the Mayans no longer prosper and most Mayans today are not full blooded; why is that? Diamond takes a closer look at Easter Island, an island once abundant in resources but now resembles a wasteland more than an island...
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  • Collapse: Chapter Two
    COLLAPSE- Chapter 2 Jared Diamond discusses the Rapanui population of Easter Island in a systematic review of evidence for their decline by examining fives factors: environmental damage, climate change, foreign relations, change in trading patterns, and responses/adaptability of inhabitants to...
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  • Easter Island
    In Jared Diamond's "Twilight at Easter," we travel across the mysterious Easter Island as he describes the most intriguing fact about this place: the island consists of monolithic stone statues that had once been found all over the island despite the apparent lack of means to create them or ways...
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  • Collapse
    may be over the heads of those who need to be convinced. In Chapter 2, Diamond discusses the decline of the Rapanui population on Easter Island and the five factors involved:: environmental damage, climate change, foreign relations, change in trading patterns, and responses/adaptability of...
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  • Maya and Easter Island
    too little food and land for the large population. Another difference was that Easter Island’s climate was relatively the same year-round while the Mayans had an unpredictable rain fall. The collapse of any society is due to the five points Jared Diamond points out; environmental damage, climate...
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  • Using Obsidian Hydration Dating Technique
    commonly used technique on the island, having been used to date ceremonial structures and also to establish settlement dates in an effort to prove or disprove “ecocide” theories (Jared Diamond 2005) that claim that the inhabitants of Rapa Nui destroyed the Island’s ecosystems, mainly through...
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    Jonathan Phillips 10/18/11 ? words Notes from reading The End of the World as We Know Them by Jared Diamond This reads how history can help us with our current future. It shows how mistakes of the past can predict our future. 5 reasons that society has collapsed in the past includes...
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  • Summary of "The Vanishing"
    as with the Norse, they didn’t think of how they were harming the land. Diamond explains that most commonly the idea is that the falling of a civilization is a “force outside of their control”. He uses the example of Easter Island to prove this idea wrong. It wasn’t a force out of their control; they...
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