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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs, and Steel is a brilliant work “A book of remarkable scope, a history of the world in less than pages which. Read "Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies" by Jared Diamond, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that. GUNS,. GERMS AND STEEL THE FATES OF HUMAN SOCIETIES. Jared Diamond. W. W. Norton & Company New York. London.

A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Read more Read less. The Best History Books of See his picks. Frequently bought together. Total price: Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Show details. download the selected items together This item: Guns, Germs, and Steel: Ships from and sold by site.

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Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. Where do I begin? Was he paid by the number of pages he wrote? Goes into way too much detail about things no one cares about. Also he is simply selecting things in history that conveniently fit his thesis, this is selection bias.

He makes way too many sweeping generalizations and says that is the reason why so and so country is rich today. He writes that the larger the population a country has e. If that's the case then why have no significant inventions come out of India or China in the past years when they have 4x the population of the U. This book has so many flaws in logic I don't even know how it is so highly rated on site.

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The Fates of Human Societies. Diamond hypothesized that the arc of human history was dramatically shifted by geographic, environmental, biological, and other factors, resulting in the worldwide dominance of the leading industrial powers during the past years. Why is economic development so uneven around the world?

Diamond posed questions fundamental to the experience of the human race. Drawing from his wide-ranging knowledge of medicine, evolutionary biology, physiology, linguistics, and anthropology as well as geography, he surveyed the history of the past 13, years and identified plausible answers to the questions he had posed.

In the process, he wrote what I consider to be the single most illuminating book on the history of the human race. Academic critics howled However, academic critics howled shortly after the publication of Guns, Germs, and Steel: They referred to supposed errors in geography and history, which I find largely pointless.

For example, geographers complained that Diamond referred to Eurasia as a single continent rather than separately to Asia, North Africa, and Europe.

Academics are unbearably dogmatic and dismissive of those who reject their pet theories. Some accused him of racism, although he rejected racist explanations early, forcefully, and often.

However, the most aggravating criticism was that he had ignored the motives that led the industrial nations to undertake colonialism and imperialism on a broad scale. Diamond addressed only the means that enabled the colonial powers to dominate, not the reasons why they chose to do so.

It should be clear to any dispassionate reader that the academic reaction stemmed, above all, from narrow-mindedness and jealousy. The world of academia today is atomized. Specialties, sub-specialties, and sub-sub-specialties abound. Interdisciplinary studies are frowned upon in most academic circles. Early in his book, he dwells on the confrontation between the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and the Inca god-king Atahuallpa.

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Skip this list. Ratings and Book Reviews 1 13 star ratings 1 reviews. Overall rating 4. Yes No Thanks for your feedback!Academics are unbearably dogmatic and dismissive of those who reject their pet theories. Steven Pinker. The World Until Yesterday: Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Evolution is the first topic of discussion, and Diamond argues that humans had the advantage over other life forms as a result of the timing of evolution.

Furthermore, he explains that the east-west orientation of Eurasia from the Bering Strait to the Atlantic Ocean made it possible for the development of agriculture and animal husbandry to spread quickly to distant lands.

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