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Looking for More Great Reads? The combined effect of the increased population densities supported by agriculture, and of close human proximity to domesticated animals leading to animal diseases infecting humans, resulted in European societies acquiring a much richer collection of dangerous pathogens to which European people had acquired immunity through natural selection see the Black Death and other epidemics during a longer time than was the case for Native American hunter-gatherers and farmers.

In the s, the Annales School in France undertook the study of long-term historical structures by using a synthesis of geography, history, and sociology. A short history of the world. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Also by Jared Diamond. Retrieved May 3, Diamond argues that the gaps in power and technology between human societies originate primarily in environmental differences, which are amplified by various positive feedback loops.

These economic and technological advantages eventually enabled Europeans to conquer the peoples of the other continents in recent centuries by using the guns and steel of the book’s title. Roman Caribe and Robert Cea. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers.

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Instead, the author concludes that because there was no sophisticated division of labor, private property rights, and monetary exchange, societies like that on Easter Island could never progress from the nomadic stage to a complex society. When cultural or genetic differences armzs favored Eurasians for example, written language or the development among Eurasians of resistance to endemic diseaseshe asserts that these advantages occurred because of the influence of geography on societies and cultures for example, by facilitating commerce and trade between different cultures and were not inherent in the Eurasian genomes.


GeographyHistorysocial evolutionethnologycultural diffusion. The Fates of Human Societies.

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Eurasia’s large landmass and long east-west distance increased these advantages. Archived from the original on Guns, Germs, jaerd Steel: Diamond posits that the most of these diseases were only developed and sustained in large dense populations in villages and cities; he also states most epidemic diseases evolve from gernenes diseases of domestic animals.

Guns, Germs, and Steel argues that cities require an ample supply of food, and thus are dependent on agriculture. Similarly, Africa was fragmented by its extreme variations in climate from north to south: Norton in March Retrieved January 9, Apr 26, Pages Buy.

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As farmers do the work of providing food, division of labor allows others freedom to pursue other functions, such as mining and literacy. He also makes the intriguing argument that all large mammals that could be domesticated, have been.

The combination of specialization and population growth leads to the accumulation of social and technologic innovations which build on each other. The Americas had difficulty adapting crops domesticated at one latitude for use at other latitudes and, in North America, adapting crops from one side of the Rocky Mountains to the other.

Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion —as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war —and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures.

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The dominant Arnas of Africa theory holds that modern humans developed east of the Great Rift Valley of the African continent at one time or another. McNeill June 26, The anthropologist Jason Aecro described Guns, Germs, and Steel as a form of “academic porn,” writing, “Diamond’s account makes all the factors of European domination a product of a distant and accidental history” and “has almost no role for human agency—the ability people have to make decisions and influence outcomes.


Europe’s many natural barriers allowed the development of competing nation-states. Endemic infectious diseases were also barriers to European colonisation of Southeast Asia and New Guinea. Aboriginal Australians and the Khoikhoi population were decimated by smallpox, measles, influenza and other diseases.

Retrieved November 20, A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. The Evolution of Human Sexuality.

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Diamond touches aceo why the dominant powers of the last years have been West European rather than East Asian especially Chinese. Large domestic animals such as horses and camels offered the considerable military and economic advantages of mobile transport. Archived from the original on October 15, LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

La domesticacion de los animales y el cultivo de plantas silvestres en China, Mesoamerica y otras zonas geograficas otorgaron una ventaja inicial a los habitantes de esas regiones.

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How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Eurasian grains were richer in protein, easier to sow, and easier to store than American maize or tropical bananas. In his last book published inthe anthropologist and geographer James Morris Blaut criticized Germsnes, Germs, and Steelamong other reasons, for reviving the theory of environmental determinismand described Diamond as an example of a modern Eurocentric historian.

Archived from the original on January 24, Natural selection forced Eurasians to develop immunity to a wide range of pathogens. Smaller domesticable animals such as dogs, cats, chickens, and guinea pigs may be valuable in various ways to an gsrmenes society, but will not be adequate in themselves to sustain large-scale agrarian society.