[E–pub] Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond


  • Hardcover
  • 518
  • Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies
  • Jared Diamond
  • English
  • 22 January 2020
  • 9780393061314

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    [E–pub] Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond This is what happens when you take an intelligent person and casually make a few mentions of a field of study they have no knowledge ofMr Diamond NOT an anthropologist takes Marvin Harris' theory of cultural mate

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    [E–pub] Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond DOWNLOAD ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Jared Diamond SUMMARY Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies Original review Dec 10 2008I 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 w

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    [E–pub] Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond “Why you white men have so much cargo ie 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 uestio

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    [E–pub] Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond Jared Diamond ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD Author 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 M

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    Jared Diamond ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Jared Diamond SUMMARY Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies It took me a while to complete Diamond's book and admittedly I also distracted myself with a few Roth novels in the meant

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    [E–pub] Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond Terrible 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

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    [E–pub] Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond This 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 cours

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    [E–pub] Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond Misleading 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?

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    [E–pub] Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond SUMMARY Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies Jared DiamondThe book attempts to explain why Eurasian and North African civilizations have survived and conuered others while arguing against the idea that Eurasian hegemony is due to any form of Eurasian intellectual moral or inherent genetic superiority Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies is a 1997 trans disciplinary non fiction book by Jared Diamond professor of

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    [E–pub] Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond Stopped 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 nowOh wait

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Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies

Jared Diamond ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Jared Diamond FREE DOWNLOAD Ä Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies Demography and ecological happenstance Diamond evenhandedly reviews human history on every continent since the Ice Age at a rate that emphasizes only the broadest movements of peoples and ideas Yet his. Author 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 animalsI m not sure I agree that why the Spanish obliterated the Mayans instead of visa versa is the most interesting uestion of human history How about the evolution of ideas or the impact of great leaders and inventors But it is an interesting uestion and worth exploring Diamond is a philosophical monist neatly ascribing just about every juncture in human history to a single cause or related group of causes Given his extensive background in botany and geology it makes sense that he would look for the impact of those factors in the human story Unfortunately those factors are all he regards as important he relegates to insignificance the contribution of ideas innovations and the decision making of individuals or cultures His view is fatalistic seemingly motivated by a PC era desire to pronounce all cultures eual and their fates the product of random circumstanceA contradiction here is that fatalistic viewpoints are incompatible with moral pronouncements If nobody can control their actions who s to blame for anything Diamond is condemnatory of the Spanish incursion into Mayan lands but the logical conseuence of his theory is that the Mayans would have done the same to the Spanish if they had been first to develop the musket and frigate Taking Diamond s theory seriously means we d have to view imperialism as natural and unavoidable like the predation of animals and be unable to criticize any culture s actions whateverAll that said this is a fascinating and worthwhile readThere s no doubt that the factors Diamond identified had some role in human progress however and if you can put aside the author s predisposition towards his own field and somewhat sketchy philosophical foundation the book is a compelling and vivid account of what life was like for the earliest civilizations Diamond describes the evolution of agriculture written language and other indispensable facets of human history giving us a crash tour through the earliest days of human history The specialized expertise that ultimately derails Diamond s overview at the same time offers a compelling and detailed view of the rise of mankind

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Jared Diamond ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Jared Diamond FREE DOWNLOAD Ä Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies Survey is binocular one eye has the rather distant vision of the evolutionary biologist while the other eye and his heart belongs to the people of New Guinea where he has done field work for than 30 yea. This 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

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Jared Diamond ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Jared Diamond FREE DOWNLOAD Ä Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies Explaining what William McNeill called The Rise of the West has become the central problem in the study of global history In Guns Germs and Steel Jared Diamond presents the biologist's answer geography. This is what happens when you take an intelligent person and casually make a few mentions of a field of study they have no knowledge ofMr Diamond NOT an anthropologist takes Marvin Harris theory of cultural materialism and uses it to explain everything in life history and the current state of the worldMaterialism is a way of looking at human culture which for lack of a better way to explain it easily here says that people s material needs and goods determine behavior and culture For instance Jews stopped eating pigs because it became so costly to feed pigs they themselves were starvingOn the surface materialism seems very logical Like any theory it has to be at least somewhat probable sounding and since people are used to thinking of life these days in terms of materialistic values already Harris theory sounds logical and likely very oftenBut like every other time you attempt to explain everything that ever happened in the history of man with one theory this falls desperately short of reality Materialism is likely ONLY when coupled sensibly with other theories and need I say it actual PROOF of which Diamond has littleAs an exercise in materialist theory this book is magnificent I would recommend this book ONLY to people in Anthropology with a great understanding of theory less educated or unwarned people might think this book is fact rather than an exercise in speculation As an explanation of why the world is the way it is it is an utter and complete failure Real Cause Real Cure knowledge ofMr Diamond NOT an anthropologist takes Marvin Harris theory of cultural materialism and uses it to explain everything in life history and the current state of the worldMaterialism is a way of looking at human culture which for lack of a better way to explain it easily here says that people s material needs and goods determine behavior and culture For instance Jews stopped eating pigs because it became so costly to feed pigs they themselves were starvingOn the surface materialism seems very logical Like any theory it has to be at least somewhat probable sounding and since people are used to thinking of life these days in terms of materialistic values already Harris theory sounds logical and likely very oftenBut like every other time you attempt to explain everything that ever happened in the history of man with one theory this falls desperately short of reality Materialism is likely ONLY when coupled sensibly with other theories and need I say it actual PROOF of which Diamond has littleAs an exercise in materialist theory this book is magnificent I would recommend this book ONLY to people in Anthropology with a great understanding of theory less educated or unwarned people might think this book is fact rather than an exercise in speculation As an explanation of why the world is the way it is it is an utter and complete failure