GUNS, GERMS AND STEEL - A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years

JARED DIAMOND
Winner of the 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize. Purchased in Europe and was published in the UK. The book answers the most obvious,mthe most important question about human history - why history unfolded so differently on the different continents. NATURE called it "One of the most important readable works on the human past." Great book for anyone interested in popular science.

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Reviewed: 2020-08-25
Very interesting analysis of how the environment shapes who you are and how humanity evolved throughout the millennia to come to its present state.

Some of the arguments are somewhat repeated though, and I had the feeling that the whole book could be edited down to about half its size.
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