Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Guns, Germs, and Steel

In the excellent book Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond, the author lays out a very interesting theory about how the Americas were conquered. As we watch the National Geographic video of Guns, Germs, and Steel we will discuss these theories You may also want to look at the PBS website.

1 comment:

J Plotz said...

Other good books which build on Diamond's, are New York Times science writer Nicholas Wade's 'Before the Dawn' and UC Davis economist Greg Clark's 'A Farewell to Alms'. Also, see 'The 10,000 Year Explosion' by Greg Cochran & Henry Harpending.