Reviews of Guns, Germs and Steel (1997) and related work
- Adaptation: Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005)
Guns, Germs and Steel (1997)
Jared Diamond (writer).
Diamond’s attempt to explain the major features of human history—particularly European hegemony—using geographical rather than cultural or racial factors.
A strong transdisciplinary effort for a general audience.
‣ Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005)
Oddly cautious, with some dramatization, not all of it relevant. A decent substitute if you don’t want the interesting details.