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The Holocene extinction event eliminated many of the megafauna that, had they survived, might have become candidate species, and Diamond argues that the pattern of extinction is more severe on continents where animals that had no prior experience of humans were exposed to humans who already possessed advanced hunting techniques e. Others think it was brought from the Americas by Columbus and his successors: Read it Forward Read it first.

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Its east-west orientation allowed breeds domesticated in one part of the jaref to be used elsewhere through similarities in climate and the cycle of seasons. Many were killed by infectious diseases germsnes as smallpox and measles. The new information did not change any of the original edition’s conclusions. Eurasians domesticated goats and sheep for hides, clothing, and cheese; cows for milk; bullocks for tillage of fields and transport; and benign animals such as pigs and chickens.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. The Asian areas in which big civilizations arose had geographical features conducive to the formation of large, stable, isolated empires which faced no external pressure to change which led to stagnation.

Retrieved February 15, The crucial trap for the development of agriculture is the availability of wild edible plant species suitable for domestication. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Give Yourself the Gift of Done. Eurasia’s large landmass and long east-west distance increased these advantages.


Diamond posits that the most of these diseases were only developed accero sustained in large dense populations in villages and cities; he also states most epidemic diseases evolve from similar diseases of domestic animals. The dominant Out of Africa theory holds that modern humans developed east of the Great Rift Valley of the African continent at one time or another.

Guns, Germs, and Steel was first published by W.

Endemic infectious diseases were also barriers to European colonisation of Southeast Asia and New Guinea. Unfortunately his story-telling abilities are so compelling that he has seduced a generation of college-educated readers.

Smallpoxmeaslesand influenza were the result of close g between dense populations of animals and humans. Large domestic animals also have an important role in the transportation of goods and people over long distances, giving the societies that possess them considerable military and economic advantages. Other critiques have been made over the author’s position on the agricultural revolution.

Armas, germenes y acero/ Guns, Germs and Steel

Although geography had been nearly eliminated as an academic discipline in the United States after the s, several geography-based historical theories were published in the s. Retrieved September 22, He believes this is due to these societies’ technologic and immunologic advantages, stemming from the early rise of agriculture after the last Ice Age. 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 jareed due to any genetic superiority of Europeans.

Apr 26, Pages. Diamond identifies six criteria including the animal being sufficiently docile, gregarious, willing to breed in captivity and having a social dominance hierarchy. That is, civilization is not created out of superior intelligence, but is the result of a chain of developments, each made possible by certain preconditions.


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Guns, Germs, and Steel – Wikipedia

Guns, Germs and Steel: Retrieved February 16, Bradford DeLong June 6, Norton in March Diamond argues that the gaps in acedo and technology between human societies originate primarily in environmental differences, which are amplified by various positive feedback loops.

Archived from the original on October 15, The Fates of Acego Societies”. Looking for More Great Reads? The Fates of Human Societies. The Fates of Human Societies Hace trece mil anos la evolucion de las distintas sociedades humanas comenzo a tomar rumbos diferentes.

In contrast, American farmers had to struggle to develop corn as a useful food from its probable wild ancestor, teosinte.

Scholars examined the impact of geography, climate, and land use. Threats posed by immediate neighbours ensured governments that suppressed economic and technological progress soon corrected their mistakes or were outcompeted relatively quickly, whilst the region’s leading powers changed over time.

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. Of the remaining nine, only two the llama and alpaca both of South America germene indigenous to a land outside the temperate region of Eurasia.

En este libro, el profesor Jared Diamond demuestra que la diversidad cultural hunde sus raices en las diferencias geograficas, ecologicas y territoriales ligadas a cada caso concreto, y analiza como evoluciono la humanidad y por que unos pueblos t hacia la civilizacion mientras que otros se quedaron estancados.

Wcero economist Brad DeLong describes the book as a “work of complete and total genius”. The New York Review of Books.