Re: Good reading material - books on global history

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Dec 18 2000 - 13:52:55 MST

Don Klemencic wrote:
> Matt,
> You might want to check out Guns, Germs and Steel: the Fate of Human
> Societies by Jared Diamond. Diamond covers 13 thousand years of human
> history-all human history-in less than 500 pages. The amount of information
> contained here is truly impressive.

I second the recommendation on that book. He presents a good case that
european socio-techno primacy is far more a matter of evolutionary fate
than an accident of historical chance. (though the evolutionary factors
are not in the human genome, but in the plants and animals that evolved
that we domesticated.)

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