Guns, Germs, and Steel

The Fates of Human Societies

by | Publisher: Norton
Average vote of 4009
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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 r ...Continua
Wrote 12/31/20
Over the centuries Europeans (and their descendants) have conquered the rest of the world. Why hasn't the opposite happened? This book tries to give an answer to this question, because the explanation that Westerners are smarter or better is not only...Continua

Amazing book. It explains why the world is as it is. So interesting!

Wrote 4/26/15

Ridodandante, forse un po' troppo corposo. Comunque utile

Stupendo, illuminante, molto divulgativo come solo gli americani sanno essere. Nonostante non avessi nessuna conoscenza in materia, mi sono appassionata e ho imparato tantissimo. Grazie dott. Diamond !!

Wrote 8/23/13
Gli euroasiatici hanno colonizzato il mondo, merito del caso o di una presunta superiorità razziale? Diamond risponde a questa domanda trovando le cause ecologiche e geografiche che hanno portato l'Eurasia a dominare l'età moderna a scapito degli alt...Continua

Sonia Colangelo
Wrote Aug 13, 2014, 19:31
Until we have some convincing, detailed, agreed-upon explanation for the broad pattern of history, most people will continue to suspect that the racist biological explanation is correct after all. That seems to me the strongest argument for writing t...Continua
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