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  • Published: 31 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141997063
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $9.99

The Last Tree on Easter Island



In 20 short books, Penguin Classics brings you the new canon of great environmental works

Over the past 75 years, a new canon has emerged. As humans have driven the living planet to the brink of collapse, visionary thinkers around the world have raised their voices to defend it. Their words have endured, becoming the classics that define the environmental movement today.

This is his haunting account of visiting the mysterious stone statues of Easter Island, showing how a remote civilization destroyed itself by exploiting its own natural resources - and why we must heed this warning.

  • Published: 31 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141997063
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $9.99

About the author

Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was named one of TIME’s best non-fiction books of all time, the number one international bestseller Collapse and most recently The World Until Yesterday. A professor of geography at UCLA and noted polymath, Diamond’s work has been influential in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history, among others.

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