This book is an authoritative work in civilizational studies as it relates to our future. Dr. Dasa has analyzed human civilizations in the last 5000 years and the reasons these civilizations went into oblivion. Each of these civilizations collapsed due to one or two reasons like neglect of soil, moral degradation or leadership crisis etc. But in our present day civilization, all the factors that brought down all these civilizations are operational with many more additional ones. Then the book goes on to chalk out the alternative future for the mankind.