Jared Diamond Easter Islands Essays and Term Papers

  • 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 dangers exist...

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  • The Environmental Change and the Collapse of Easter Island

    the collapse of Easter Island Ruud Coumans In this paper, we will search for an explanation of the mystical collapse of society on Easter Island, during the 18th century. We’ll use the second chapter for the book “Collapse. How Society Choose to Fail or Succeed” by Jared Diamond. First we will summarize...

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  • Collapse

    point Anant Seksaria Professor Paul Schmitz Paper no. 1 8th February 2013 In the book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Jared Diamond throws light on the many reasons why ancient societies have been unable to survive: environmental issues, the wide disparity between resources required...

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  • essay

    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 that...

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  • Anthropology Aspects

    take over many resources and use them. Some societies build up and remain sustainable for generations; others, on the opposite side of this, like Easter Island and the Classic Maya fail to remain strong because of the lack of environmental management. As their populations grow, crops, minerals, and game...

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  • Easter Island

    “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 exist due to overexploitation. Although, civilizations have vanished from the island it still has...

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  • Collapse by Jarrod Diamond

    First Book Critique: Collapse by Jared Diamond Collapse, written by Jared Diamond, shows how environmental problems in today are connected with many of the same environmental reasons of collapse in ancient civilizations. Diamond wrote this book to show that if people don’t take care of the land while...

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  • Collapse

    defines “Collapse” by Jared Diamond, is as follows: Collapse: to suddenly lose force, significance, effectiveness, or worth. Diamond tries to answer the question, “What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates?” Diamond explains five main...

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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 civilization...

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  • Why Do Some Societies Make Disastrous Decisions-Rhetorical Analysis

    depended?” was the question that started Jared Diamonds 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...

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  • Collpase of Societies

    borders. The loss of trade with Iceland and Norway also proved fatal as the bitter cold winters came in and the seals didn’t arrive. The existence of island colonies relies heavily on the efficiency of their overseas trade system; with the loss of trading partners, Norse Greenland was scheduled for collapse...

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  • Voyages

    Tyler Roberts Paul Shankman    Essay for Exam 1 October 14, 2014 Easter Island is a strange place with a lost past. The “navel of the world” has had quite a tumultuous history post European contact, but it seems scholars cannot quite decide what happened before the bearded men of Europe arrived...

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  • Easter Island

    Up until 300-400 A.D., the Easter Islands’ were nothing more than piles of rock scattered about in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. No one knew they were there, and no one had any intentions of going out and leading a search for them. So there they sat, for however long it is that...

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  • Collapse: Chapter Two

    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 change. Diamond explores...

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  • Easter

    Adaptive Failure: Easter's End By Jared Diamond & The New Rulers of the World By John Pilger The extinction of the dinosaurs has been accepted by most as the result of the earth being hit with a meteor. That is, that is the best guess and logically reason to believe why the dinosaurs have literally...

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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 of...

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  • Collapse

    author, Jared Diamond, calls upon his vast knowledge of history and its place in creating and changing civilizations as a reflection upon the present. He brings up several civilizations from history: the Greenland Norse colonies; the Anasazi (North American tribe); the Mayans; and, the Easter Islanders...

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  • Maya and Easter Island

    The Mayans and Easter Islanders had common collapses in their societies. One of their downfalls was that they both erected large statues and other unnecessary monuments to show dominance over other kings in the surrounding area. This hurt the civilizations because they occupied land that could have...

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  • Using Obsidian Hydration Dating Technique

    age range from 200 to 100,000 years ago. On the island Rapa Nui (Easter Island) obsidian-hydration has been used to date habitation sites (Vargas et al. 2006), archaeologists can use this information to estimate when depopulation occurred on the island. As fig.1 (Hunt & Lipo. 2009) shows (indicated...

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  • Summary of "The Vanishing"

    Summary This article stresses the importance of the ecosystem and how modernly, we leave that factor out of most of our decisions and thoughts. Jared Diamond wrote the book, “The Collapse”, in which he talks about the Norse in Greenland that disappeared after hundreds of years of building up a functioning...

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