Book review by jay pearlman jared diamond starts his book with a question from an acquaintance in new guinea: “why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to new guinea, but we black people have little cargo of our own” whether the cargo is wealth, power, good. Need help with prologue: yali's question in jared diamond's guns, germs, and steel check out our revolutionary side-by-side summary and analysis. Have never been domesticated guns, germs and steel : a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years commonly cited need help with prologue: yalis question in jared diamond's guns, germs, and steel check out our revolutionary side-by-side summary and analysis what is a compare and. Brothersjuddcom reviews jared diamond's guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies - grade: c+ it is also either maddeningly obtuse or an exercise in utter intellectual dishonesty, for diamond's argument is ultimately little more than a house of cards and the bottom card is especially weak. 149 quotes from guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies: 'history followed different courses for different peoples because of differences am.
Thesis statement in this review, i will argue that although jared diamond's “ guns, germs, and steel” attempts to answer many important questions that the study of history aims towards – namely causality – ultimately, diamond's work is lacking in rigour, presents a far too simplistic explanation to some. He claims that this view is largely eschewed by most academics historians in particular think it diminishes the importance of human action, and argue, according to diamond, that it is deterministic in other words, some say that diamond's view seems to suggest that a people's environment determines everything else about. I will always think of jared diamond as the man who, for the better part of the late 1990s, somehow made the phrase “east-west axis of orientation” the most talked- about kind of orientation there was — freshman, sexual, or otherwise his 1997 pulitzer prize-winning book guns, germs, and steel: the fates. Jared diamond's bestseller guns, germs, and steel (gg&s) is an attempt to explain why some parts of the world are currently powerful and prosperous while others some critics have misinterpreted several key aspects of diamond's argument guns, germs and steel: the fates of human societies by jared diamond.
Why did history unfold differently on different continents why has one culture— namely that of western europe—dominated the development of the modern world in his pulitzer prize-winning book guns, germs and steel, scientist jared diamond argues that the answer is geography the physical. Interview with jared diamond 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 so it's no longer race, but now jared's come up with a theory that it's geography, and that's it, we can just leave it behind.
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. Guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies is a 1997 transdisciplinary non-fiction book by jared diamond, professor of geography and physiology at the university of california, los angeles (ucla) in 1998, guns, germs, and steel won the pulitzer prize for general nonfiction.
From docpeterson, portland, oregon: an interesting thesis, but with flaws jared diamond's guns, germs and steel essentially argues that geography rather than social influences is the primary determining factor in the development of conquering civilizations europe and asia, jared maintains, have a geographical edge. Published in 1997 it has been translated into 36 languages, including all the major languages of book publishing, as well as languages of small markets such as estonian and serbian it won the 1998 pulitzer prize for general non-fiction, plus numerous other prizes i shall now summarize guns, germs, and steel's. Guns, germs, and steel presents a very important argument that geography plays a critical role in the course of human social and economic development to the extent that geography is important, it excludes alternate explanations that may be religious, racist, or nihilistic ggs argument the orientation of.