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Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies ePUB

Diamond has written a book of remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent yearsWinner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human development based on raceIn this artful informative and delightful William H McNeill New York Review of Books book Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world Societies that had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter gatherer stage and then developed writing technology government and organized religion—as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war—and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures A major advance in our understanding of human societies Guns Germs and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human historyWinner of the Pulitzer Prize the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science the Rhone Poulenc Prize and the Commonwealth Club of California's Gold Medal


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    This is what happens when you take an intelligent person and casually make a few mentions of a field of study they have no knowledge ofMr Diamond NOT an anthropologist takes Marvin Harris' theory of cultural materialism and uses it to explain everything in life history and the current state of the worldMaterialism is a way of looking at human culture which for lack of a better way to explain it easily here says that people's material needs and goods determine behavior and culture For instance Jews stopped eating pigs because it became so costly to feed pigs they themselves were starvingOn the surface materialism seems very logical Like any theory it has to be at least somewhat probable sounding and since people are used to thinking of life these days in terms of materialistic values already Harris' theory sounds logical and likely very oftenBut like every other time you attempt to explain everything that ever happened in the history of man with one theory this falls desperately short of reality Materialism is likely ONLY when coupled sensibly with other theories and need I say it actual PROOF of which Diamond has littleAs an exercise in materialist theory this book is magnificent I would recommend this book ONLY to people in Anthropology with a great understanding of theory less educated or unwarned people might think this book is fact rather than an exercise in speculation As an explanation of why the world is the way it is it is an utter and complete failure