woensdag 27 februari 2013

Guns, Germs and Steel - Jared Diamond

Guns, Germs, and Steel is a 1997 book by Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

The book attempts to explain why Eurasian civilizations (in which he includes North Africa) have survived and conquered others, while arguing against the idea that Eurasian hegemony is due to any form of Eurasian intellectual, moral or inherent genetic superiority.

A documentary based on the book was produced by the National Geographic Society in 2005.