January 15, 2016 archive

Germs Guns and Steel by Jared Diamond.

“History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples’ environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves … Far more Native Americans and other non-European peoples were killed by Eurasian germs than by Eurasian guns and steel weapons. (1)” Guns, Germs and SteelĀ is a book of fundamental importance in terms of …

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