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We'll be reading
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond through the end of July.

This thread can be used to give book reviews as well as for a general discussion of the book. Please feel free to start a new discussion in the book club folder if you'd like to focus on specific aspects of or ideas from the book.

Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond


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Timothy (timothyniedermann) | 53 comments This is one of the most important books I have ever read. It is history (and a lot of it) but it is written in a wonderfully accessible yet mature way, and it makes some wonderful observations about the human capacity for adaptation and survival. it also touches on things lie the influence of disease and how that has guided and affected human progress all over the globe; how technology plays its role. This things are not obvious. Diamond has brilliantly put a riveting narrative together. Everyone should read this book!


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