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December 07, 2004

The Seventh Day of Christmas: Guns, Germs, and Steel

Every year I send out with my Christmas cards a list of good things I have come across during the year. I'll post these one by one here.

7. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Jared Diamond, 1996. Better would be: "Wheat, Yams, and Pigs: Why Civilization Arose Where It Did". The Middle East is not only truly he middle of the world, it has the best wild grasses and the most domesticatable animals.

Posted by erasmuse at December 7, 2004 09:14 PM

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