Guns Germs And Steel Thesis

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Jared Diamond is an author best known for his book, “Guns, Germs, and Steel” which won a Pulitzer Prize. Diamond’s book and beliefs were that geography, the domestication of animals, immunity to germs, food production, and the use of steel were why societies were more successful than others and this book received much controversy among different scientists. Diamond traveled the world to peel back layers of the past to explore the very roots of power in the modern world. They are the biggest questions of human history on how have guns, germs, and steel shaped the history of the world. Diamond’s quest of roots of inequality began in the rainforest of New Guinean while studying birds.
His passion has always been the study of birds, and he had went to New Guinean to see the bird life of their island and while studying his work with the birds, he met the people of New Guinean. Diamond was curious about their life and how they were as
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According to the book, “Guns, Germs, and Steel” written by Jared Diamond, he did this entire research and study because his New Guinean friend Yali asked him why white people had much more cargo than the people of New Guinean had. Diamond was initially there to study the life of birds in the rainforest of New Guinean, but ultimately leaded to this. A simple question that Diamond would not answer for him was so complex. Diamond believed that the New Guineans did not have much less cargo was about race. In his research, he found that geography, the domestication of animals, immunity to germs, food production, and the use of steel were why societies were more successful than others which relates with other unilineal evolutionist, like Augustine of Hippo, E.B. Tylor and L.H. Morgan because they believe that diffusions are one of the explanations for cultural differences and similarities among societies and all these evolutionists believe that societies

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