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The broadest pattern of human history consists of the differences that emerged prehistorically in rates of human development on different continents, ...Show synopsisThe broadest pattern of human history consists of the differences that emerged prehistorically in rates of human development on different continents, and that led to today's inequalities. This book abandons the conventional distinctions between history and science. By focusing on what ancient peoples were endowed with in the way of land, animals and plants, and on the confrontations between less and more advanced peoples, Diamond sheds genuinely new light on the world's most explosive divisions.Hide synopsis
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Jared Diamond takes you through every conceivable nook and cranny of man's so-called evolution. Far from taking the stance that humans of European decent are smarter or "more advanced" because they're just biologically better than everyone else, he shows us just how we earthlings have advanced because ...
Guns, Germs and Steel was recommended to Shawnee State University, by Prof. Mark Mirabello, for inclusion in its Foundations of Social Sciences course - SOSC1110-01. Some college text books can be dry, but this book was fascinating. It provided a look at the world's history through new and focused ...
This is my third time reading this book, which now has a new section on Japan. It answers REAL questions about human life on earth and in societies, not just wars and generals. It is humbling and elevating both at the same time.
I found it an interesting hypothesis - one I never would have thought up myself, but then again, I'm not a geographer. It's sort of like coming across the Theory of Evolution or Gaia for the 1st time and though the conclusions are not firm, they certainly make a lot of sense (but so does a flat earth ...
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