My Book Report (Blog): Guns, Germs, and Steel

The book I’ve been reading and will be blogging about as I read it will be Guns, Germs, and Steel. The reason I’ve picked this book is to look deeper into a question asked by the author towards the beginning of the book, “Why did wealth and power become distributed as they now are, rather than in some other way?” More specifically, “Why weren’t Native Americans, Africans, and Aboriginal Australians the ones who decimated, subjugated, or exterminated Europeans and Asians?” I am not reading this book to get a simple one word answer, such as Europeans created steel first. I am looking for the complex multi layer answer that has to do with how humans developed physiologically, evolutionarily, and culturally, to become the people we are today.

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