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Guns, Germs, & Steel by Jared Diamond

December 28, 2007

Title: Guns, Germs, & Steel

Author: Jared Diamond

Number of Pages: 440, almost 500 if you count the index.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.
It was: blah.
Had to read it for AP World History. Mostly boring. Some chapters were interesting, like about the diseases that we get from animals, from even our dogs. Cool about the actual battles in like chapter 2 when the Spanish took over an Indian city that was thriving at the time, with very little backup men. Interesting about the axes and how the diffuse and spread culture. Eurasia thrived over other continents because of these things: the axes made for spread of animals and plants which made food which made population grow which caused people to invent weapons to conquer other continents. Africa didn’t because of colonization. Chapter 8, about plants reproducing and being domesticated was boring. The America’s have vanished of all but a few true Indians. It was interesting how they talked about how animals were domesticated. I didn’t know a lot of stuff. The guy who wrote it is like seventy, so I understand why it sounds so boring. After you get used to the style its not that bad I guess. It takes a while, because its long. But what can you do? Overall, it was not HORRIBLE. But I can’t tell you I remember more than I have already typed. NFL Chicago Bears Apparel from Fanzz See what I mean?