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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Jared Diamond
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780739467350 (0739467352)
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 494
Edition language: English
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
3.0 What a weighty tome! (DNF)
This is a weighty book, ya'll. Jared Diamond's book had been on my list for ages because once upon a time it had been on one of my recommended reading lists for an undergraduate Anthropology class (I majored in that field). I didn't have the time to read it then (it is 425 pages after all) but the t...
Merle rated it
3.5 Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
This is an interesting and influential book that in its broad conclusions makes a lot of sense, though I have doubts about Diamond’s reasoning on some of his smaller points. It’s longer than it needs to be, but largely because it is thorough and takes the time to break down academic subjects to be a...
She's Reading! ♥
She's Reading! ♥ rated it
3.5 Interessante ma pedante.
Molto interessante, senza ombra di dubbio. Ho appreso molte cose che non sapevo, soprattutto su folklore e sui popoli polinesiani..purtroppo però, mi è sembrato spesso ripetitivo e a volte anche abbastanza "scontato". Forse, prefiggersi un compito così impegnativo come quello di riuscire a capire co...
Betsy's Non-Blog
Betsy's Non-Blog rated it
5.0 Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Took me a year and a half to read this book. Not only because I'm a slow reader, though I am. But it was so long and there were so many other activities and books clamoring for my attention, that I got sidetracked several times. But it was worth coming back to. It's a fascinating study of how hu...
Kaethe rated it
4.0 Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Jared Diamond
Diamond explains why some groups of humans have done well based on local circumstances: material resources, pathogens, human migratory patterns, that sort of thing. It's such a useful and non-racist theory that it holds immediate appeal. I've no idea how well it's withstood research over the past tw...
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