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Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond (1997)
Technology
Many suitable wild species
Large, dense, sedentary, stratified societies
Food surpluses, food storage
Many domesticated plant and animal species
East/West Axis
Ease of species spreading
The Most Important Domesticated Mammals
Mammalian Candidates for Domestication
Germs
Domestication of Grasses (Wheat)
Eurasian Size and Population
Writing
Why did Europe
Pass up China?
1.
2.
Based on the images of China and
Europe, which one’s geographical
shape is more of a centrifugal force
and which is more of a centripetal
force? Why?
In terms of economic, technological
and industrial development, what
might be the benefit of having many
different nations competing in a
fragmented Europe as contrasted with
the long-unified nation of China?
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