Author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond, explains why Eurasians were the peoples to conquer and or exploit present day, less developed countries. The prologue of the book introduces the first exchange between local New Guinean politician, Yali, and Jared Diamond that took place twenty-five years before publishing Guns, Germs, and Steel. Yali then expresses a puzzling question regarding different peoples’ progression and chronological events leading up to the exploitation and colonization
In comparison with the north, southern Italy doesn’t fall behind at all in terms of geographic strengths and natural resources. With its boot-like tip, which can be easily identified on the world map, southern Italy is blessed with its closeness to the sea. The two gate-like islands, Sicily and Sardinia, provide myriad ports and harbors for international trades. More specifically, Sicily is home to a wide variety of fauna and flora, with beautiful geographic sites that attract visitors from all parts
they return to the truck. Amar accuses the GD to be the main cause of violence, but Tris disagrees. Tobias once again observes the movements of Marcus and Johanna. The Allegiant had stolen factionless weapons. He witnesses Marcus and Johanna holding guns. The city is full of violence and destruction. Tris returns to the compound, looking for Christina, anyone. She finds Caleb and asks where everyone is. Somewhat hesitant, Caleb hands Tris a note with directions. They lead to the family tree room.
In this last episode of Guns, Germs, and Steel the author Diamond focuses on Africa and how that continent developed. In the beginning of this episode he gives an understanding of the guns, and how important they were for the people when they got to Africa because they could defend themselves. However, the most interesting part of this to me was when he talked about the settlers that went to South Africa to settle down. Since the distance from the equator is the same in South Africa and Europe they
I first read Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel in the Fall 2003 based on a recommendation from a friend. Many chapters of the book are truly fascinating, but I had criticisms of the book back then and hold even more now. Chief among these is the preponderance of analysis devoted to Papua New Guinea, as opposed to, say, an explanation of the greatly disparate levels of wealth and development among Eurasian nations. I will therefore attempt to confine this review on the "meat and potatoes"
Historical Science: For the birds? Lindsey Kaydo History Guns, Germs, and Steel December 16th, 2015 The scientific method is followed in pursuit of knowledge by more than the scientific community. Following the methods principles and procedures in a field of study in a well-documented manner can help qualify that field as scientific. The scientific method can be described as a systematic pursuit of knowledge. In Guns Germs and Steel, Jarod Diamond’s argument for historical science is admittedly
Guinean politician friend Yali asked why whites had been so successful and arrived with so much "cargo" compared to the locals. 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 environmental differences. He wishes to play down Eurocentric thinking and
Summer Supplemental Reading Assignment 2015-2016 Questions and Answers A. Yali’s question is the pioneer and reason for Jared Diamond’s literary work Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. The book becomes the answer to this inquiry started by the curious mind of Yali, a New Guinean politician who had come across Jared Diamond in 1972. In their conversation, Yali had simply asked Diamond “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we
Prologue: Yali's Question Jared Diamond has done much research in New Guinea. His friend, local New Guinean; Yali, asked why whites had been so successful compared to the locals. Diamond, while looking into Yali’s question, wants to prove that the differences in success have nothing to do with racial intelligence, but rather environmental differences. He starts with saying that stone people "are on the average probably more intelligent, not less intelligent, than industrialized peoples." He says
Williams, A S. Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation., 2007. A.S Williams, Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation London 1945 speaks of his experience in Africa. He is the heir to the largest tribe of Bechuanaland (later Botswana). He returns from Britain with an Englishwoman Ruth Williams. They both have to face the horrible rules and laws of colonial power that tries to prevent their marriage. In the book Serets encourages Africans to record their history for