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


  • Paperback
  • 425
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
  • Jared Diamond
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 9780739467350

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  1. Molly Molly says:

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies ePUB guns, free, germs, mobile, steel pdf, fates book, human epub, societies kindle, Guns, Germs, pdf, and Steel kindle, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human SocietiesGerms, and Steel ebok, Germs, and Steel The Fates pdf, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies PDFThis is what happens when you take an intelligent person, and casually make a few mentions of a field of study they have no knowledge of.Mr Diamond, NOT an anthropologist, takes Marvin Harris theory of cultural materialism and uses it to explain everything in life, histor


  2. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies ePUB guns, free, germs, mobile, steel pdf, fates book, human epub, societies kindle, Guns, Germs, pdf, and Steel kindle, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human SocietiesGerms, and Steel ebok, Germs, and Steel The Fates pdf, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies PDFWhy you white men have so much cargo i.e., steel tools and other products of civilization and we New Guineans have so little Jared Diamond is a biologist, who had a passion for studying birds, particularly the birds of New Guinea But as he came to know and appreciate the many native people he met in his work, the question asked by a New Guinean named Yani remained with him Why was it that westerners had so much relative to New Guinean natives, who had been living on that land for forty thousand years Many found an explanation in racial exceptionalism Diamond decided to find out Was one group of people smarter than another Why was there such dimorphism in the amount of cargo produced and toted by different groups The arguments he seeks to counter are those stating that since civili


  3. Manny Manny says:

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies ePUB guns, free, germs, mobile, steel pdf, fates book, human epub, societies kindle, Guns, Germs, pdf, and Steel kindle, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human SocietiesGerms, and Steel ebok, Germs, and Steel The Fates pdf, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies PDFI liked this book, and it taught me a bunch of things I hadn t known before I read it Jared Diamond has clearly had a interesting life than most of us, and spent significant amounts of time in a wide variety of different kinds of society, all over the world He says he got the basic idea from a conversation he had back in the 70s with a friend in New Guinea His friend, who later became a leader in the independence movement, wanted to talk about cargo manufactured goods, technology Why is it, he asked, that you Europeans h


  4. Mike Mike says:

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies ePUB guns, free, germs, mobile, steel pdf, fates book, human epub, societies kindle, Guns, Germs, pdf, and Steel kindle, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human SocietiesGerms, and Steel ebok, Germs, and Steel The Fates pdf, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies PDFAuthor Jared Diamond s two part thesis is 1 the most important theme in human history is that of civilizations beating the crap out of each other, 2 the reason the beat ors were Europeans and the beat ees the Aboriginees, Mayans, et al is because of the geographical features of where each civilization happened to develop Whether societies developed gunpowder, written language, and other technological niceties, argues Diamond, is completely a function of whether they emerged amidst travel and trade condusive geography and easily domesticable plants and animals.I m not sure I agree that why the Spanish obliterated the Mayans instead of visa versa is the most interesting question of hum


  5. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies ePUB guns, free, germs, mobile, steel pdf, fates book, human epub, societies kindle, Guns, Germs, pdf, and Steel kindle, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human SocietiesGerms, and Steel ebok, Germs, and Steel The Fates pdf, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies PDFIt took me a while to complete Diamond s book and admittedly I also distracted myself with a few Roth novels in the meantime because of the density of the text and the variety of ideas presented The central thesis that it is not racial biology that determines the victors in history but rather a complex combination of agriculture, geography, population density, and continental orientation is a fascinating and compelling one The style is not academic and did admittedly put me off by using sentences with in them , and yet does come across as the fruit of years or decades of research in an astounding number of fields simultaneously biology, agriculture, history, climatology, sociology, etc I can understand why Mr Diamond received accolades an


  6. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies ePUB guns, free, germs, mobile, steel pdf, fates book, human epub, societies kindle, Guns, Germs, pdf, and Steel kindle, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human SocietiesGerms, and Steel ebok, Germs, and Steel The Fates pdf, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies PDFMisleading The actual title should be Germs, More Germs and a bit about Steel And Guns, but not very much on those last two reallyI mean, we want to put Guns first because it s attention grabbing than Germs, but let s face it, this book is mostly about Germs Why has no publishing house knocked down my door trying to obtain my book titling services yet


  7. Nate Nate says:

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies ePUB guns, free, germs, mobile, steel pdf, fates book, human epub, societies kindle, Guns, Germs, pdf, and Steel kindle, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human SocietiesGerms, and Steel ebok, Germs, and Steel The Fates pdf, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies PDFThis may be the most over rated book in the history of book rating The point he is making is that we in Western Civilazation haven t built skyscrapers, made moon landings, mass produced automobiles, eradicated polio or for that matter lived indoors with running water while aborigines in certain remote outposts still hunt and gather in isolated tribes because we are inherently any smarter or industrious than those individuals Of course he is mostly right, but why in the 21st century is this considered such a novel idea, and why does he have to be so BORING about it Don t believe the hype.


  8. Joshua Parkinson Joshua Parkinson says:

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies ePUB guns, free, germs, mobile, steel pdf, fates book, human epub, societies kindle, Guns, Germs, pdf, and Steel kindle, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human SocietiesGerms, and Steel ebok, Germs, and Steel The Fates pdf, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies PDFIn 1532, Francisco Pizarro and a band of 168 Spaniards punctured the heart of the Inca Empire and proceeded to capture its emperor, decimate its citizens, and plunder its gold Why didn t it happen the other way around Why didn t the Incas sail to Europe, capture Charles V, kill his subjects, and loot his castles and cathedrals Jared Diamond attempts to answer this question in Guns, Germs Steel Why have Europeans tended to dominate other peoples on other continents Does it have something to do with race Were Europeans cleverer than other races Diamond says no It wasn t racial characteristics that tipped the scales of fortune for the Europeans it was their geography Their geography gave them access to the best domestic grains and animals, which led to specialization and advanced technologies like steel and guns Their domestic animals also helped them develop potent germs, and the antibodies for those germs.The importance Diamo


  9. Siria Siria says:

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies ePUB guns, free, germs, mobile, steel pdf, fates book, human epub, societies kindle, Guns, Germs, pdf, and Steel kindle, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human SocietiesGerms, and Steel ebok, Germs, and Steel The Fates pdf, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies PDFTerrible This is one of those books which seems at face value as if it has an interesting and persuasive thesis, and indeed there are a couple of reasonable points in here, but by and large Guns, Germs, and Steel is a poorly written book, shoddily argued and riddled with factual errors Jared Diamond s thesis is that the differences which one can observe in technological and economic development around the world do not result from racial differences but rather from geographical ones the variety and nutritional value of available crops, the number of animals which could be domesticated, the geographical axes of the various continents Diamond claims that this is an anti racist theory because it points out th


  10. carol. carol. says:

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies ePUB guns, free, germs, mobile, steel pdf, fates book, human epub, societies kindle, Guns, Germs, pdf, and Steel kindle, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human SocietiesGerms, and Steel ebok, Germs, and Steel The Fates pdf, Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies PDFStopped on page 88 for the time being, because, man, do people ever suck We historically sucked But since humans used to invade other humans territory and do a lot of killing, at least things have changed now.Oh, wait.


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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesGuns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies ePUB guns, free, germs, mobile, steel: pdf, fates book, human epub, societies kindle, Guns, Germs, pdf, and Steel: kindle, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesGerms, and Steel: ebok, Germs, and Steel: The Fates pdf, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies PDFDiamond has written a book of and Steel: ePUB ✓ remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human development based on raceIn this artful, informative, and delightful William H McNeill, New York Review of Books book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world Societies that had a head start in food production advanced beyond the Guns, Germs, PDF/EPUB or hunter gatherer stage, and then developed writing, technology, government, and organized religion as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures 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 historyWinner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth Club of California s Gold Medal.


About the Author: Jared Diamond

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies ePUB guns, free, germs, mobile, steel: pdf, fates book, human epub, societies kindle, Guns, Germs, pdf, and Steel: kindle, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesGerms, and Steel: ebok, Germs, and Steel: The Fates pdf, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies PDFJared Diamond is the author of and Steel: ePUB ✓ the Pulitzer Prize winning Guns, Germs, and Steel He is Professor of Geography at UCLA and has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society He has dedicated this book to his sons and future generations.