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[Xmca-l] Re: http://www.ahshistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/GUNS-GERMS-AND-STEEL.pdf



Hello Peter,
Diamond's book is very informative. I was struck by the huge impact of geographic and climatic polarities E-W S-N as an addition to the conceptual dichotomies that usually preoccupy us. Peter JonesCommunity Mental Health NurseCMHT BrooksideAughton StreetOrmskirk L39 3BH, UKBlogging at "Welcome to the QUAD"http://hodges-model.blogspot.com/http://twitter.com/h2cm 

    On Monday, 20 February 2017, 15:34, Peter Smagorinsky <smago@uga.edu> wrote:
 

 http://www.ahshistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/GUNS-GERMS-AND-STEEL.pdf
While looking up a reference, I found that there's a copy of Jared Diamond's Germs, Guns, and Steel available as a free pdf at this link. I found it to be a very compelling account of how some cultures had initial advantages over others and formed dominant relations, first based in the agricultural potential of their land, and subsequently on the tools and weapons they developed, and ultimately on the specific diseases that they developed immunities to yet that assisted with the subjugation of newly exposed populations,.