Guns Germs And Steel / Chapter I. At the beginning of the documentary, it explains the situation of the conquest by the Europeans. How they arrived to native people's lands, how they assimilated the native population. And their success was guns, germs and steel. The documentary says that these three elements shaped the history of modern world. Jared diamond starts his journey in rain forests-papua new guinea. He is a professor in UCLA in los Angeles, biologist and specialist in human psychology
Both Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond and The Geography of Thought by Richard Nisbett are eye-opening works that discuss the underlying reasons the societies of the modern world exist as they do today. However, the multi-disciplined Diamond 's reasoning for our current global societal landscape is based on a number of factors. However, Nisbett 's sole field of psychology limits his explanation to but one limited reason. Ultimately, the way in which Diamond uses geography and ecology amongst
in Australia/New Guinea over 30,000-40,000 years ago. This time presence allowed humans to adapt to the environment of the several countries, deal with the new lifestyle in a new country, and the hunt for survival/animals begins. The book, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond allows readers to understand the theme of how the modern world we live in today was formed including how humans learned to survive during that time, the message of how certain things improved
In Jared Diamond’s excerpt from his book, Guns, Germs, and Steel, he puts forward the historical narrative of how human evolution progresses at varying rates for different cultures due solely to the particular geographic region that people assimilate from. Diamond supports this thesis with specific evidence on the importance of food production, emphasizing that food is the main ingredient needed for a population to experience progress and growth, enabling that culture to expand around the world.
I first read Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel in the Fall 2003 based on a recommendation from a friend. Many chapters of the book are truly fascinating, but I had criticisms of the book back then and hold even more now. Chief among these is the preponderance of analysis devoted to Papua New Guinea, as opposed to, say, an explanation of the greatly disparate levels of wealth and development among Eurasian nations. I will therefore attempt to confine this review on the "meat and potatoes"
them money. Through the analysis of Jared Diamonds video Guns, Germs, and Steel, this essay will show that the Europeans were able to conquer the Native American’s so easily because of their geography, weapons, and diseases. The advantages from the geography that the Europeans had allowed them to have agriculture and domesticated animals causing complex societies to be developed which lead to the conquering of the Native Americans (Guns, Germs, and Steel Video). The germs and diseases that were exposed
posed to Dr. Jared Diamond by Yali, a local politician in New Guinea. Answering Yali’s question became the focus of Diamond’s book, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. Diamond particularly focused on “why were Europeans, rather than Africans or Native Americans, the ones to end up with guns, the nastiest germs, and steel?” Guns, Germs, and Steel took a scientific approach in viewing how certain locations in the world are far more advanced than others. I believe that this book
Prologue Key Terms/Ideas: Yali’s question: Why did some parts of the world develop and change at a much faster rate than other parts of the world? Why did Europeans end up with all the guns, germs, and steel that enabled them to take over the world? Ultimate Factors: things that were in a place naturally, the environmental factors Proximate Factors: things that were derived or created because of the ultimate factors Key Arguments: The reason Jared Diamond wrote this book was to answer Yali’s question
After reading Guns, Germs, and Steel, the five main points are domestication of plants and animals, food production, government, innovation, and germs. The domestication of plants and animals helped determine a society's supply of food. First of all, there is the domestication of plants. Domesticated plants were used for food, clothing, and traction. There is about 200,000 wild plant species, but human only eat only a few thousands of those wild plant species, and on top of that, only a few hundred
diseases have been the greatest killers of humans. In fact, the winners of most wars were simply the ones who proved less susceptible to the germs carried by the enemy (Diamond, p. 197). Diamond correctly points out, then, that diseases have been the largest shaper of history. For instance, what would the world look like now if the Native Americans had carried germs that were far more potent than the Spanish conquistadors? (p. 197) The diseases that have been the great molders of the human experience