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Review: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

User Review  - Joan Porte - Goodreads

Amazing amount of research in detail about the evolution of human societies. I have read it before and there's always new information. Read full review

Review: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

User Review  - Chris Clevenger - Goodreads

Fantastic work. 400-page overview of the history of the world via the exchange of food and animal domesticates, technology, and diseases. For NEC's, expect some evolutionary jargon and extreme dates. Look for Babel and the supremacy of the ANE as you read. Read full review

Review: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

User Review  - Todd Stockslager - Goodreads

Diamond traces the spread of human culture, language, and empire-building across the globe in terms of "geographic determinism"--a pejorative term he deplores: ". . . Societies developed differently ... Read full review

Review: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

User Review  - Wade Brooks - Goodreads

Excellent insights around how and why people moved from hunter/gatherers to agrarian societies and what that meant for technology development and social structures. The domestication of animals, the ... Read full review

Review: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

User Review  - Daniel Martin - Goodreads

Pretty decent! Read full review

Review: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

User Review  - Matthew Mull - Goodreads

Very interesting read that touches in a number of themes in a effort to explain the unexplainable. When writing on topics like this it is very difficult to strike the balance between giving all of the ... Read full review

Review: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

User Review  - Elisa - Goodreads

Stunning in its scope. Diamond delves into the prehistory and ancient history of the world's continents through archaeology, botany, philology, geography, ecology, economy, and epidemiology. All for ... Read full review

Review: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

User Review  - B. Keith Barron - Goodreads

Great book. I thought he repeated himself a little much, trying DAMN SURE to let you know his opinions on human genetics and racism (and I am in agreement with him on these), but he kept saying it ... Read full review

Review: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

User Review  - Madeleine de Sara - Goodreads

Fairly good and certainly defensible thesis, overlong and patronizing explanation, lousy fact-checking. Read full review

Review: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

User Review  - Christopher Bauer - Goodreads

Amazing other than racist account of the disparity in wealth among nations. Draws on the mixture of enviornment, application of technologies, longitude, political-governance evolution in tandem with agriculture and more. Bit repetitive. Read full review


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