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?