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Human civilization and its actual trajectory have always been enigmatic and there are only a few insightful and fact–filled documentations on the hegemony of races and overreaching of one civilization over the other. The book, “Guns, Germs, and Steel : The Fate of Human Societies” is a very reliable book by the scholar author Jared M. Diamond that throws light on the geographical and environmental factors that culminated into the shaping of the modern civilization. The first edition of the book appeared before its readers in the year of 1997. The book was first published by W.W. Norton & Company. The amazingly informative 496 pages of this hardcover edition are written by one of the finest scholars and professor of geography and physiology of the contemporary time. Jared M. Diamond is a veteran professor at the University of California in Los Angeles. Diamond’s age long knowledge upon the facts is associated with the anthropological development of man as a race and its ethnology, matrix through which the races evolved out socially, the history of civilization and the most pertinent geographical factors which guided to shape the evolution of human race as a modern man. These facets compelled the author to enlighten the entire race on the reasons behind the survival of Eurasian civilizations and tracing their potentials which enabled them to conquer over all other races (McGoodwin, “Jared Diamond: Guns Germs and Steel”). ...
Thesis Statement This essay intends to review critically the book, “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies” and to present the perception yielded by the author Jared M. Diamond through the informative and innovative book focusing on the evolution of Human race and civilization. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies: A Review Before delineating into the detailed subject content of the book, it is quintessential to jot down the crux content the author wants to fabricate through this highly informative documentation on the history of human hegemony. The book, “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Civilization” endeavors on the explanation for the reason of Eurasian civilizations’ conquering capacity on the other civilizations. In the pantheon of Eurasian civilizations, Diamond also included North Africa. Diamond in his pedantic book actually set forth an argument which is based on the assumptions that the hegemony of Eurasians has so well been established across the globe owing to its superiority pertaining to the intellectual capability, moral values and genetic superiority which are so inherent and poignant factors according to Jared M. Diamond among the others. The argument in the book, “Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies” based on the fact that the gap between the implementation of the power and technology evolved from the differences in environment. These environmental factors according to the author are again intensified by myriad loops that seem positive in nature. On the one hand, many cultural and genetic differences that were in favor of the Eurasian civilizations have been asserted in the book. Similarly, on the
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