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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Jared Diamond

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Jared Diamond

Diamond explains why some groups of humans have done well based on local circumstances: material resources, pathogens, human migratory patterns, that sort of thing. It's such a useful and non-racist theory that it holds immediate appeal. I've no idea how well it's withstood research over the past twenty years, but I'll assume that my understanding of it is too simplistic to be quite true.

Library copy.