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Guns, Germs, and Steel
Guns Germs and Steel
Author: Jared Diamond
Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians and Africans, instead of the reverse? In this groundbreaking book, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for shaping the modern world. Societies...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780736656665
ISBN-10: 0736656669
Publication Date: 9/18/2000
Edition: Unabridged
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Helpful Score: 6
Read's like a doctoral thesis. So redundant that one wonders if the author was being paid by the word.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is not the easiest read in the world, but definately offers fascinating material for thought.
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Helpful Score: 4
Interesting arguments, presented in a very clear and matter-of-fact way. Was not a fan of the prose however. Very dry, chapters did not really seem to flow together. Given such a gripping topic, would have expected a bit more page "turn-ability".
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Helpful Score: 3
very interesting theories on causation in History. Takes some thinking but really interesting
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Helpful Score: 3
You will never look at the world around you in the same way after reading this book. It gives some interesting answers as to how different cultures where shaped depending upon where they were located and and the food that was available.
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This book is unabridged and extremely interesting.


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