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With apologies to the author, great concepts and fresh idea, but, after reading several of Diamond's books, I get tired of restatements of material already covered. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by TCS
Read the book not long after reading "Plagues and Peoples" which was solely an epidemiological study of civilizations and the role diseases played in human history. Read morePublished 16 hours ago by K. Patton
The contents itself is good. I am very much convinced by Diamond's arguments about environment determinism and his rejection of culture's role (my entrenched point of view as... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Henry Dinh
One of the most important books I've ever read. Of course, there is plenty of room for critiques of his ideas. Read morePublished 13 days ago by commandereagle2
Fascinating reading. Though there have been controversies about Diamond's view of history.
Nevertheless, it is a great read.
I got this book knowing nothing about it, just hearing about it from different places. It's incredibly dry.... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Sammy Uyama
Why did the author put discovery of American continent by Europeans in quotation marks? They did discover it for themselves, right?Published 15 days ago by M. Kim