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  • I am the thir chimpanee
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    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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    rober11 June 23, 2008
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel
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    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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    indyal March 28, 2008
  • Thought provoking book

    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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    February 10, 2008
  • Overstock.Com service excellent, price good and the book was marvelous.

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    January 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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    January 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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    January 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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    January 30, 2006
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