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  • Guns, Germs, And Steel

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    Guns, Germs, and Steel Book Review Why do the origins of every major civilization lead to European conquest and settlement? How did Europe somehow gain the upper hand so early in history? Gun, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies delivers a clear theory as to why the Europeans were able to conquer almost the entire world in less then one millennium. Jared Diamond, an esteemed historian takes readers on a journey through time. He explains that through many different factors and

  • Guns, Germs, And Steel

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    Guns, Germs, and Steel In his work, “Guns, Germs, and Steel” (W. W. Norton, New York, NY, 1997) Jared Diamond attempts to explain why human history has carried out the way it has, he often refers to accounts from history to support his argument. Accounts that will be deemed adequate will discuss specific groups of people, at a specified period of time. Diamond suggests that guns, germs, and steel are three contributing factors for why the world is in its current state. It is not difficult to recognize

  • Guns, Germs, And Steel

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    Guns, Germs, and Steel. Jared Diamond discusses the reasons why geographical and environmental factors lead to a more rapid progression of certain civilizations throughout history. The book Guns, Germs and Steel portrays an argument that due to some societies’ access to an area witch contains sufficient amounts of wildlife and climates that are easily inhabitable, these societies developed into more advanced ways of living much easier and also earlier than societies who lacked these geographical

  • Guns, Germs, And Steel

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    Guns, Germs, and Steel Prologue: 1. Yali’s question puzzles over why the white people have become more successful than others. Diamond states that Eurasian societies were set to dominate from before 3000 B.C. He wants to know why other races are unable to be as advanced with technology and power. 2. Diamond’s first objection is implying that if we explain why some people rule over others we’re okay with the domination by others. His second reason explains that Europeans are disappearing anyways and

  • Guns Germs And Steel

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    Throughout Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond explains the importance of geography in the ways ancient civilizations grew and spread and how some areas were more advanced than others. He began his research when he was asked a question by a Papua New Guinea residence, Yali. Yali had asked Diamond “[w]hy you white man have so much cargo and we New Guineans have so little?” At that point Diamond had no answer and he was curious to find out why Eurasia had a head start in civilizing people meanwhile

  • Summary Of Guns Germs And Steel

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    A. The author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond, is researching birds on the island of New Guinea. When he is there Yali asks him a question. Yali’s question is "why is it that white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but black people had little cargo of our own?" B. Pizarro’s capture explains why Europeans colonized the New World instead of Native Americans because it conveys how “guns, germs, and steel” Europeans had an upper hand against natives in the New World

  • Guns Germs And Steel Critique

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    Today, you will be reading my critique essay on the book that was written by Jared Diamond. This book is called Guns, Germs, and Steel, this book was published in 1997. The book Guns, Germs, and Steel is a national bestseller and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. It also won the Aventis Prize for Best Science Book. He is also known for writing other books such as The Third Chimpanzee and The World Until Yesterday. Jared Diamond is the professor of geography at the University

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel Essay

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    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond, attempts to explain why history progressed differently for people from various geographical regions. Diamond introduces his book by pointing out that history followed different courses for different people because of differences among peoples’ environments, not because of biological differences among people themselves. Through his convincing explanation for how civilizations were created and evolved throughout the course of history

  • Guns, Germs And Steel Essay

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    Guns, Germs and Steel By Jared Diamond In the book Guns, Germs and Steel Jared Diamond who is a biophysics scientist and a psychologist, set out on a journey to find out the reason behind great achievements and conquest of the Europeans. What is the secret of success of Europeans? His hypothesis was very original and at first looked very simple, it was guns, germs and steel. The journey of Diamond took over 30 years and helped him answer the main questions of human history and what is it that

  • Guns Germs And Steel Summary

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    In the book “Guns, Germs, and Steel” by Jared Diamond, Part One talks about what happened on the continents before 11,000 B.C, geography on the Polynesian Islands, and more importantly what happened in Cajamarca to the Inca emperor Atahuallpa when he was captured by the Spaniards. Jared Diamond will explain what happened at Cajamarca and why it was important or more specifically a turning point between different societies. However, he didn’t go into detail about other battles because he feels as