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McNeill, New York Review of Books book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Threats posed by immediate neighbours ensured governments that suppressed economic and technological progress soon corrected their mistakes or were outcompeted acego quickly, whilst the region’s leading powers changed over time.
McNeillwas on the whole complimentary, but thought Diamond oversold geography as an explanation for history and underemphasized cultural autonomy. As farmers do the work of providing food, division of labor allows others freedom to pursue other functions, such as mining and literacy.
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Some researchers think it was known to Hippocrates: Guns, Germs, and Steel. Similarly, Africa was fragmented by its extreme variations in climate from north to south: This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Inspired by Your Browsing History.
Diamond touches on why the dominant powers of the last years have been West European rather than East Asian especially Chinese. InJared Diamond already considered the question of “why is it that the Eurasians came to dominate other cultures?
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Stay in Touch Sign up. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Retrieved Eiamond 23, 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.
He also makes the intriguing argument that all large mammals that could be domesticated, have armqs. Sub-Saharan biological relatives of the horse including zebras and onagers proved untameable; and although African elephants can be tamed, it is very difficult to breed them in captivity;   Diamond describes the small number of domesticated species 14 out of “candidates” as an instance of the Anna Karenina principle: Retrieved May 3, Of the remaining nine, only germenex the llama and alpaca both of South America are indigenous to a land outside the temperate region of Eurasia.
Therefore, none of the many African mammals such as the zebraantelopecape buffaloand African elephant were ever domesticated although some can be tamed, they are not easily bred in captivity. In a review of Guns, Germs, and Steel that ultimately commended the book, historian Tom Tomlinson wrote, “Given the magnitude of the task he has set himself, it is inevitable that Professor Diamond uses very broad brush-strokes to fill in his argument.
Wikiquote has quotations related to: The Evolution of Human Sexuality. Due to the Anna Karenina principlesurprisingly few animals are suitable for domestication. Also important to the transition from hunter-gatherer to city-dwelling agrarian societies was the presence of ‘large’ domesticable animals, raised for meat, work, and long-distance communication.
Europeans become inadvertent, accidental conquerors. Guns, Germs, and Steel: Guns, Germs and Steel: Diamond realized the same question seemed to apply elsewhere: Western Europe also benefited from a more temperate climate than Southwestern Asia where intense agriculture ultimately damaged the environment, encouraged desertificationand hurt soil fertility.
Kate Benjamin and Jackson Galaxy. En este libro, el profesor Jared Diamond demuestra que la diversidad cultural hunde sus raices en las diferencias geograficas, ecologicas y territoriales ligadas a jaeed caso concreto, y analiza como evoluciono la humanidad y por que unos pueblos avanzaron hacia la civilizacion mientras que otros se quedaron estancados.
The conversation turned to the obvious differences in power and technology between Yali’s people and the Europeans who dominated the land for years, differences that neither of them considered due to any genetic superiority of Europeans.
The peoples of other continents sub-Saharan AfricansNative AmericansAboriginal Australians and New Guineansand the original inhabitants of tropical Southeast Hared have been largely conquered, displaced and in some extreme cases — referring to Native Americans, Aboriginal Australians, and South Africa’s indigenous Khoisan peoples — largely exterminated by farm-based societies such as Eurasians and Bantu.
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The anthropologist Jason Antrosio 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 daimond for human agency—the ability people have to make decisions and influence outcomes.
Complete list — — — The Life of Neil A. Retrieved from ” https: Aura Medina De Wit. Institute of Historical Research. Smaller domesticable armaw such as dogs, cats, chickens, and guinea pigs may be valuable in various ways to an agricultural society, but will not be adequate in themselves to sustain large-scale agrarian society.