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How was it then that diseases native to the American continents did not kill off Europeans?

The New York Times. Europe’s many natural barriers allowed the development of competing nation-states. Europe was the ultimate beneficiary of Eurasia’s east-west orientation: The Fates of Human Societies. The Holocene extinction riamond eliminated many of the megafauna that, had they survived, might have become candidate species, and Diamond argues that the pattern of extinction is more severe on continents where animals that had no prior experience of humans were exposed to humans who already possessed atmas hunting techniques e.

jaredd Books by Jared Diamond. The Fates of Human Societies Hace trece mil anos la evolucion de las distintas sociedades humanas comenzo a tomar rumbos diferentes. Retrieved from ” diamonnd All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Pages with login required references or sources Use mdy dates from April Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles with Open Library links. Retrieved May 3, Eurasia’s large landmass and long east-west distance increased these advantages.

The Evolution of Human Sexuality. Several conditions are necessary for this transition to occur: Diamond argues that Eurasian civilization is not so much a product of ingenuity, but of opportunity and necessity. Australia and North America suffered from a lack of useful animals due to extinctionprobably by human hunting, shortly after the end of the Pleistocenewhilst the only domesticated animals in New Guinea came from the East Asian mainland during the Austronesian settlement some 4,—5, years ago.

Large domestic animals such as horses and camels offered the considerable military and economic advantages of mobile transport. The New York Review of Books. Endemic infectious diseases were also barriers to European colonisation of Southeast Asia and New Guinea. McNeillwas on the whole complimentary, but thought Diamond oversold geography as an explanation for history and underemphasized cultural autonomy.


Armas, germenes y acero/ Guns, Germs and Steel : Jared Diamond :

That is, civilization is not created dkamond of superior intelligence, but is the result of a chain of developments, each made possible by certain preconditions. Europeans become inadvertent, accidental conquerors.

Retrieved Amas 23, Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction — Archived from the original on January 24, In andthe acer published new English-language editions that included information collected since the previous editions. Its east-west orientation allowed breeds domesticated in one part of the continent to be used elsewhere through similarities in climate and the cycle of seasons.

Wilson The Prize: Wikibooks has a book on the topic of: Read it Forward Read it first. The crucial trap for the development of agriculture is the availability of wild edible plant species suitable for domestication. Diamond argues geographic, climatic and environmental characteristics which favored early development of stable agricultural societies ultimately led to immunity to diseases endemic in agricultural animals and the development of powerful, organized states capable of dominating others.

Kate Diamone and Jackson Jsred. Other advanced cultures developed in areas whose geography was conducive to large, monolithic, isolated empires, without competitors that might have forced the nation to reverse mistaken policies such as China banning the building of ocean-going ships. Jared Diamond on Geography as Power”.

Armas, germenes y acero / Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

La dieta de la longevidad: The Asian areas in which big civilizations arose had geographical features conducive to the formation of large, stable, isolated empires which faced no external pressure to change which led to stagnation.

In a review of Guns, Germs, and Steel that ultimately commended the book, historian Tom Tomlinson wrote, “Given the magnitude of the task he has set himself, it is inevitable that Professor Diamond uses very broad brush-strokes to fill in his argument.

La vida de Neil A. South Africa History Online. Give Yourself the Gift of Done. When Europeans made contact with the Americas, European diseases to which Americans had no immunity ravaged the indigenous American population, rather than the other way around the “trade” in diseases was a little more balanced in Africa and southern Asia: Other critiques have been made over the author’s position on the agricultural revolution.


Armas, germenes y acero/ Guns, Germs and Steel

How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Lays a foundation for understanding human history. The gernenes of nonfarming specialists such as craftsmen and scribes accelerated economic growth and technological progress. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human arjas.

Apr 26, Pages Buy. Unleashing the Forces Within. Independent News and Media Limited. Diamond also proposes geographical explanations for why western European societies, rather than other Eurasian powers such as China, have been the dominant colonizers, [2] [7] claiming Europe’s geography favored balkanization into jarsd, closer, nation-states, bordered by natural barriers of mountains, rivers, and coastline.

When cultural or genetic differences have favored Eurasians for example, written language or the development among Eurasians of resistance to endemic diseaseshe asserts that these advantages occurred because of the influence of geography on societies and jjared for example, by facilitating commerce and trade between different cultures and were not inherent in the Eurasian genomes.

Unfortunately his story-telling abilities are so compelling that he has seduced a generation of college-educated readers. Eurasia’s dense populations, high levels of trade, arma living in close proximity to livestock resulted in widespread transmission of diseases, including from animals to humans. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion —as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war —and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures.

A short history of the world.