Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

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Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond is an outstanding book about how different societies changed developmentally through time. Diamond tells readers about how many societies developed faster than others and how wealth and power spread throughout different regions of the continents. Wealth was spread unevenly because many societies had less technological advances or developed after another society. Diamond uses a question and answer approach to answers questions about society and the changes many of the societies went through during the Neolithic revolution. Diamond provides a realistic explanation of the development of different societies and different…show more content…
Diamond uses the Darwinism approach to explore the theory of human existence as he explained how humans evolved from apes and then later evolved into humans, which gives readers a perspective on the Darwinism theory. After Diamond discuss the Darwinism theory, he goes on to state how five continents developed and talks about the settlement of the first people. Austria and New Guinea were one of the first places humans occupied. Australia and New Guinea were not settled until the last Great Leap Forward (44). When the leap forward occurred humans started to live in in Australia and New Guiana which were a joined continent at the time because ocean levels were low. New Guiana and Australia were one of the most developed continents before the creation of other continents. Diamond argues that Australia and New Guinea had the earliest watercrafts in the world, and many were creating paintings as early as the Cro-Magnons in Europe and Australia. New Guinea had the power to develop faster than all the other continents, but environmental factors took place causing the downfall of the two. As Diamond refers to New Guinea and Australia, he also refers to the discovery of the Americas and the first colonization. He then discusses the discovery of Eurasia as a single continent. Because Antarctica was not discovered until the 19th century, Diamond chose to omit Antarctica. Readers learn that there was an extinction of large animals throughout the continents such as Australia
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