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Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies

Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies

by Jared M Diamond

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Sits on my "Ten Best Books I've Ever Read" shelf & likely to stay.   (2006-12-05)

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by brekhusr

Jared Diamond takes on the ambitious project of explaining why it is that some continents' civilizations could conquer others, and finds the answer in people's ability to form domestic relationships with plant and animal species. To summarize: more "domesticated" (agricultural, harvested) plants leads...
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Clutching Cargo   (2006-02-22)

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by stuart.weibel

Why do westerners have so much cargo? That is the question, asked by a New Guinea tribesman, that motivated the author to pull together a lifetime of insight in this explanation of the march of human history. The title captures the main themes.The book earned a Pulitzer Prize and long print runs for...
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