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Publisher's Summary

Please note: This is a summary, analysis, and review of Guns, Germs, and Steel and not the original book.

Don't miss this summary of Jared Diamond's epic research into why some civilizations prosper and conquer, while others wither and disappear. His exhaustive tome, Guns, Germs, and Steel delves deep into the differentiating factors affecting humanity around the world since the beginning of recorded history. This FastReads summary provides full chapter synopses, key takeaways, and analysis to help you cut to the core of this dense text and truly understand what has led society as a whole to where it is today.

What will you learn from listening to this book?

  • Where humanity began and how it spread throughout the world
  • What environmental factors affected the development of different societies around the world
  • How agriculture and early food production led to the development of complex societies
  • How large mammal domestication led to the development of infectious diseases that gave colonists an advantage over indigenous peoples
  • How large-scale agriculture allowed societies to support non-food-producing individuals that developed important technologies
  • What happens when two societies with their own agendas come in contact with each other for the first time
  • What we can learn about the current state of the world with the clarity of hindsight that this book provides

Book summary overview

In Guns, Germs, and Steel listeners have the chance to examine the course of human history on the broadest scale. This exhaustive tome leaves no stone unturned as Diamond searches for the answers to questions that have been asked time and again throughout history.

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