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Societies that had had a head start in food gegmenes advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion —as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war —and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures.

Harvard International Relations IR scholar Stephen Walt called the book “an exhilarating read” and put it on a list of the ten books every IR student should read.

Armas, germenes y acero/ Guns, Germs and Steel : Jared Diamond :

GeographyHistorysocial evolutionethnologycultural diffusion. Eurasia’s large landmass and long east-west distance increased these advantages. U Europeans made contact with the Americas, European diseases to which Americans had no immunity ravaged the indigenous American population, rather than the other way around the “trade” in diseases was a little more balanced in Africa and southern Asia: Guns, Germs, and Steel focuses on why some populations succeeded.

Retrieved November 20, Such competition forced the European nations to encourage innovation and avoid technological stagnation. Large domestic animals such as horses and camels offered the considerable military wrmas economic advantages of mobile transport.

Retrieved February 16, Surpluses free people to specialize in activities other than sustenance and support population growth. He also makes the intriguing argument that armaz large mammals that could be domesticated, have been.

Armas, germenes y acero / Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Crea el espacio para el amor: The anthropologist Jason Antrosio described Guns, Germs, and Steel as a form of “academic porn,” writing, “Diamond’s account makes all the factors of European domination a product of a distant and accidental history” and “has almost no role for human agency—the ability people have to make decisions and influence outcomes. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Las sociedades que superaron esta fase de cazadores-recolectores se encontraron con mas posibilidades para desarrollar la escritura, la tecnologia o las estructuras politicas; ademas de sobrevivir a germenes nocivos y crear poderosas armas belicas.


As farmers do the work of providing food, division of labor allows others freedom to pursue other functions, such as mining and literacy.

Guns, Germs, and Steel argues that cities require an ample supply of food, and thus are dependent on agriculture. Apr 26, Pages Buy.

Aboriginal Australians and the Khoikhoi population were decimated by smallpox, measles, influenza and other diseases. Diamond argues geographic, climatic and environmental characteristics which favored early development of stable agricultural societies ultimately led to immunity to diseases endemic in agricultural animals and the development of powerful, organized states capable of dominating others. This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Independent News and Media Limited.

Similar circumstances were observed in the History of Australia and in History of South Africa. McNeill, New York Review of Books book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world.

Diamond touches on why the dominant powers diamoond the last years have been West European rather than East Asian especially Chinese. The New York Review of Books.

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Europe was the ultimate beneficiary of Eurasia’s east-west orientation: Yali asked, using the local term ” cargo ” for inventions and manufactured goods, “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own? It has been argued that hunting and gathering represents an adaptive strategywhich may still be exploited, if necessary, when environmental change causes extreme food stress for agriculturalists.


How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeedfocuses on environmental and other factors that have caused some populations to fail.

In particular, Eurasia has barleytwo varieties of wheat, and three protein-rich pulses for food; flax for textiles; and goats, sheep, and cattle. An important example is the use of larger animals such as cattle and horses in plowing land, allowing for much greater crop productivity and the ability to farm a much wider variety of land and soil types than would be possible solely by human muscle power.

Diamond realized the same question seemed to apply elsewhere: Berkeley economist Brad DeLong describes the book as a “work of complete and total genius”. Several conditions are necessary for this transition to occur: The Asian areas in which big civilizations arose had geographical features conducive to the formation of large, stable, isolated empires which faced no external pressure to change which led to stagnation.

Diamond continues to describe the story of human development up to the modern era, through the rapid development of technology, and its dire consequences on hunter-gathering cultures around the world. Guns, Germs, and Steel. Guns, Germs, and Steel was first published by W. The Sahara kept people from migrating north to the Fertile Crescentuntil later when the Nile River valley became accommodating.

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The prologue opens with an account of Diamond’s conversation with Yalia New Guinean politician. Unleashing the Forces Within.

Middle School and High School. McNeillwas on the whole complimentary, but thought Diamond oversold geography as an explanation for history and underemphasized cultural autonomy.