Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
A global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human development based on race. Until around 11,000 b.c., all peoples were still Stone Age hunter/gatherers. At that point, a great divide occurred in the rates that human societies evolved. In Eurasia, parts of the Americas, and Africa, farming became the prevailing mode of existence when indigenous wild plants and animals were domesticated by prehistoric planters and herders. As Jared Diamond vividly reveals, the very people who gained a head start in producing food would collide with preliterate cultures, shaping the modern world through conquest, displacement, and genocide. The paths that lead from scattered centers of food to broad bands of settlement had a great deal to do with climate and geography. But how did differences in societies arise? Why weren't native Australians, Americans, or Africans the ones to colonize Europe? Diamond dismantles pernicious racial theories tracing societal differences to biological differences. He assembles convincing evidence linking germs to domestication of animals, germs that Eurasians then spread in epidemic proportions in their voyages of discovery. In its sweep, Guns, Germs and Steel encompasses the rise of agriculture, technology, writing, government, and religion, providing a unifying theory of human history as intriguing as the histories of dinosaurs and glaciers.
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I knew quite well what I was getting into when I chose to read this book full of information on archeology and why some global civilizations advanced more than others. Author Jared Diamond asked ...
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It can be extremely rah rah White Man. Western superiority at times, whether intentional or not. Not my favorite.
PROLOGUE YALIS QUESTION
PART ONE FROM EDEN TO CAJAMARCA 3 3
CHAPTERS COLLISION AT CAJAMARCA
PART TWO THE RISE AND SPREAD OF FOOD
TO FARM OR NOT TO FARM
CHAPTER? HOW TO MAKE AN ALMOND
CHAPTERS APPLES OR INDIANS
ZEBRAS UNHAPPY MARRIAGES
PART FOUR AROUND THE WORLD
The history of East Asia 3 2 2
SPEEDBOAT TO POLYNESIA
CHAPTER is HEMISPHERES COLLIDING
HOW AFRICA BECAME BLACK
EPILOGUE THE FUTURE OF HUMAN
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