Jared diamond has done a huge disservice to the telling of human history, distorting the role of domestication and agriculture in guns germs and steel diamond claims differential success is due to the accidents of agriculture, except when societies choose to fail this claim does not yali's question & central thesis. I'm currently a final year undergraduate of anthropology in the uk and for one of our modules (the dawn of civilisation) the pre-course reading included guns, germs and steel i finished it last year and thought it was a interesting summary of a lot of information and had a few good key ideas (such as. Diamond rephrases this question: why did white eurasians dominate over other cultures by means of superior guns, population-destroying germs, steel, and food -producing capability diamond's main thesis is that this occurred not because of racial differences in intelligence, etc but rather because of. Guns, germs and steel is historical literature that documents jared diamond's views on how the world as we know it developed however, is his thesis that environmental factors contribute so greatly to the development of society and culture valid traditions & encounters: a brief global history is the textbook used for this. Diamond, jared – guns, germs, and steel (1997) category: world systems, history, anthropology rating: 5/5 summary: guns, germs, and steel (wiki) having finished reading this book in november 2004, i came away impressed by its success in compressing 13,000 years of human history into a lucid.
Jd: when i set out to write guns, germs and steel i wasn't trying to prove anything, but i was trying to answer a question the biggest question of history – why history unfolded differently on the different continents jd: another thing that i've learnt on this journey is to put faces, human faces on abstract features of history. Part four: around the world in four chapters chapter 15 summary: yali's people in this chapter, diamond discusses australia and new guinea,explaining that australia is the world's driest, flattest, most infertile, and climatically most unpredictable continent diamond also points out that it was the last continent to be. The eighth chapter of guns, germs and steel illuminates key factors for why the fertile crescent offered a much smoother transition for cultures. Complete summary of jared diamond's guns, germs, and steel enotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of guns, germs, and steel.
Guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies has had the kind of impact that most scholarly authors can only dream about for their works first published by ww norton in 1997, the book won a pulitzer prize the next year for its author, jared diamond, a professor of geography at the university of. Jd rephrases this question: why did white eurasians dominate over other cultures by means of superior guns, population-destroying germs, steel, and food -producing capability jd's main thesis is that this occurred not because of racial differences in intelligence, etc but rather because of environmental.
Jared diamond, 1999 guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies ( new york: ww norton) summary/digest by john mackenzie why is it that europeans conquered the americas, most of africa, australia, etc why didn't the incas of peru, or the aztecs of mexico, or the ashanti of ghana conquer europe instead. Society for human ecology diamond in the rough: reflections on guns germs, and steel richard york1 philip mancus2 department of sociology university of oregon eugene, or jared diamond's guns, germs, and steel: the fates of thesis is the idea that, “history followed different courses for different peoples.