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I am the thir chimpanee
 from Stillwater, OK,  Jun 23, 2008

I thoroughly loved this book. It is well written and accessible to the lay reader. While the examples offered are not always rigorous, they are still convincing.

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Guns, Germs, and Steel
 from Columbus, Ohio,  Mar 28, 2008

If you ever wondered why some areas of the globe developed things like "Guns, Germs, and Steel" while others remained hunter gatherers, read this book. It's not about race, it's about....well, if I told you, you wouldn't read the book. The ramifications of this history lesson are being felt today.

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Thought provoking book
 from App,  Feb 10, 2008

Excellent book that has an interesting take and analysis on the history of the evolution of human civilization, from prehistory to present. After stating his thesis, Diamond goes on to apply it to case studies such as: China, Africa and the Americas pre-Columbus.

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 from New York, N. Y. U.S.A.,  Jan 30, 2006

Overstock.Com service excellent, price good and the book was marvelous.

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 from Columbus, Ohio, USA,  Jan 30, 2006

A fascinating look at the rise of human dominance and how the current "power" balance came to be. It's a piece that should be required reading in any economics, history or political science department.

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 from San Jose/CA/USA,  Jan 30, 2006

I have to say, I got this book for an amazingly low price. The whole transaction was no hussle. Strongly recommend.

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 from Berkeley,  Jan 30, 2006

An interesting read - a good, broad overview of human history. Diamond proposes sweeping theories for the disparities between the haves and have-nots throughout human history, and supports his claims with a refreshing blend of anthropology, biology, and geography.

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