Guns, Germs, and Steel

Guns, Germs, and Steel

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Jared Diamond. It serves as a history of the world's societies, how they came to be the way they are, and how they were shaped by the environment.

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What the community says about Guns, Germs, and Steel

  • Nicole Richards
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Great read! Really very interesting, you can totally lose yourself in thought while reading this. The writing is superb, and it is so educational. Ad this to your summer reading list."
  • Dennis Salazar
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "This is a super fun and mind-bending book. I was really impressed with the way that he put together the story."
  • Raymond Fowler
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Very informative and interesting read that I recommend for teachers. They will enjoy the subject matter and be able to work well with it."
    Wayne Contreras
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is a very solid book and I have enjoyed reading it twice. I was informed in alot of facts that I was not aware of."
  • Walter Schmidt
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Guns, Germs, and Steel is a colorful and entertaining story of a few hard elements that might have had a greater hand at shaping the world than we realized. I was very pleased at how the author kept the huge concepts constrained to smaller and concise sentences that didn't drag on and make it hard to follow."
  • Rosario Trejo
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a book from the expected list. It definitely fulfills the searchers request."
  • Vibhore Singhal
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Diamond’s analysis is fascinating and thorough, although his background as an evolutionary biologist clearly influenced what factors he found important in human history. He skims over or does not mention numerous other facets, most importantly cultural interactions and the roles of imperialism, post-colonialism, capitalism, rationalism, and many others. It also feels somewhat deterministic – as if according to Diamond, Eurasian dominance was inevitable."
  • Craig Allen
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Guns, Germs, and Steel is a best selling sociology book on Amazon for good reason. Buy this book for someone young and they will become much more knowledgeable in social studies."
  • Zachary Stanley
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "There were many valid and important points raised in this book. It’s a great book on cultural geography.The book is certainly a good read and makes interesting points"
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  • Raymond Willis
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Guns, Germs, and Steel is one of my favorite history books. I have learned a lot about how society came to be how it is today just from this one book. I recommend you give it a shot. "

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