"How to succeed in history" questions
After reading the article answer these questions:
- What is ecocide?
- What year did the Polynesians settle in Easter Island?
- How many years did it take for the Easter Islanders to kill all their trees?
- What factors are common to vanished societies?
- What are the parallels between Easter Island and the whole world?
- But what is the ultimate cause of ecocide?
- Why did the Vikings fail in Greenland and the Inuit succeed?
- What factors can lead to the downfall of a seemingly robust society?
- What are Jared Diamond's areas of expertise?