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2013-06-18 23:27:21

Family Survival Course review released by Ryan Davidsonfor Jason Richard´s newly released home study survival guide. Flagstaff, AZ (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Family Survival Course has finally been released after much anticipation and is helping thousands of people across the country learn valuable survival skills that will be vital in the case of economic collapse or natural disaster like we've seen lately with all the tornadoes. Unlike other survival programs, Jason Richards was bold...

Deforestation Not a New Problem According To Ancient Maya Studies
2012-08-22 15:36:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ancient Maya culture flourished for more than six centuries with more than a hundred city-states scattered across southern Mexico and northern Central America. In A.D. 695, the Maya empire started its slow collapse with the fall of several Guatemalan cities. Scientists have long thought drought played a part in this collapse, but some recent studies add twists to this long held theory. A research team led by Benjamin Cook,...

2011-01-19 23:44:56

The instability of large, complex societies is a predictable phenomenon, according to a new mathematical model that explores the emergence of early human societies via warfare. Capturing hundreds of years of human history, the model reveals the dynamical nature of societies, which can be difficult to uncover in archaeological data. The research, led Sergey Gavrilets, associate director for scientific activities at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and a...

2010-06-03 06:40:00

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the global economic meltdown in the fall of 2008, many people around the world have been asking "what happened" and "how do we keep it from happening again?" While the causes are now well known, there is still great debate over how to prevent a similar economic catastrophe in the future. In the new book, Why Too Big to Fail? (published by AuthorHouse), author and financial analyst Kaye Bonnick examines the history of financial...

2009-06-11 07:20:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In his new critical nonfiction book, Thomas P. Wallace, Ph. D. presents a provocative, unified concept of civilization development, which addresses the degradation of modern American culture, including the current financial and economic crisis and the rejuvenation of Asian cultures within the context of 4,000 years of human history and the lessons of failed civilizations. Within "Wealth, Energy, and Human Values: The Dynamics of Decaying...

2009-05-07 06:00:00

NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Art Science Research Laboratory: Heard about the controversy? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond and the estimable New Yorker magazine are in hot water: "New Guinea tribe sues the New Yorker for $10 million. They challenge a story depicting them as rapists, murderers and pig thieves." -- Forbes.com "Author Jared Diamond sued for libel." -- Associated Press "Research subjects sue Jared Diamond, the...

2008-08-22 03:00:15

By Sheppard, Paul R Hallman, Christine L; Towner, Ronald H ABSTRACT Environmental History of the Southwest is a general science education course at the University of Arizona with an emphasis on human-environment interaction of the past and an objective of preparing non-science majors to understand and critically evaluate contemporary environmental issues. The American Southwest is well suited for such a course, as it is rich in many data sets of paleoenvironmental reconstruction techniques...

2007-04-26 06:00:15

By Gowdy, John Key words: Biodiversity, climate change, co-evolution, collapse, generalized Darwinism, Walrasian economics, well-being, world systems analysis SUMMARY The critical problems that scientists warned about decades ago are now upon us. There is a near universal consensus that global warming is human-caused and that its effects are now accelerating. Biodiversity loss and ecosystem disruption is now well-documented. The global connections between social disruption, resource use...

2005-09-01 23:45:00

A researcher at Rochester Institute of Technology is unraveling a mystery surrounding Easter Island. William Basener, assistant professor of mathematics, has created the first mathematical formula to accurately model the island's monumental societal collapse. Between 1200 and 1500 A.D., the small, remote island, 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile, was inhabited by over 10,000 people and had a relatively sophisticated and technologically advanced society. During this time, inhabitants used...


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