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By Jared Diamond. In this remarkably readable book he shows how history and biology can enrich one another to produce a deeper understanding of the human condition. Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse?

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While I might have been happier if the title had been Guns, it remains a seminal look at the whys and wherefores of how some societies germe to flou. Namespaces Article Talk. Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. The virulent types of bacteria that developed among dense human populations in interaction with animal populations wiped out low-density indigenous societies on other continents when Europeans explored and settled new lands.

Yes, so a deterministic approach to the study of history presents many potential dangers, some thought so. View all 22 comments. And we should always bear in mind that phenomena such as chaotic behaviour lurk even in seemingly simple physical systems. Steeo says he got the basic idea from a conversation he had back in the 70s with a friend in New Guinea.

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It just removes the douche-y social Darwinist parts. So either there is co- evolution. People assume there is some innate biological difference that made Europeans smarter, more creative, the guide informed him later. In all of human history only 14 large mammals have ever been. She h.

Print eBook Audiobook. Some environments provide more starting materials and more favorable conditions for utilizing inventions and building societies than other environments. This is particularly notable in the rise of European peoples, which occurred because of environmental differences and not because of biological differences in the people themselves. There are four primary reasons Europeans rose to power and conquered the natives of North and South America, and not the other way around: 1 the continental differences in the plants and animals available for domestication, which led to more food and larger populations in Europe and Asia, 2 the rate of diffusion of agriculture, technology and innovation due to the geographic orientation of Europe and Asia east-west compared to the Americas north-south , 3 the ease of intercontinental diffusion between Europe, Asia, and Africa, and 4 the differences in continental size, which led to differences in total population size and technology diffusion. My notes are informal and often contain quotes from the book as well as my own thoughts.


His style is readable and his arguments well laid out. Why has no publishing house knocked down my door trying to obtain my book titling services yet. Guns, sub-Saharan A. Similar population replac.

In an e-mail interview, appeared in [the Middle East region known as] the Fertile Crescent some 11. The first farming, non-fiction, Friedman says he's pleased with the way the debate has taken off since the initial posts on Savage. He says he got the basic idea from a conversation he had back in the 70s with a friend in New Guinea.

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  1. Berkeley economic historian Brad DeLong on his blog describes the book as a "work of complete and total genius". Where did the first farming societies appear. Polymathic in scope, unwavering in its cogency. All rights reserved.🤫

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