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Friday, September 21, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday: Guns, Germs, and Steel

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme originally hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages but now hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader.

Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

"A suitable starting point from which to compare historical developments on the different continents is around 11,000 B.C. This date corresponds approximately to the beginnings of village life in a few parts of the world, the first undisputed peopling of the Americas, the end of the Pleistocene Era and last Ice Age, and the start of what geologists term the Recent Era. Plant and animal domestication began in at least one part of the world within a few thousand years of that date."

Wow, this book is going to cover a lot of ground!

4 comments:

Chris Thompson said...

Sounds like an interesting, ambitious book.

Here's my Book Beginnings Post.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a fascinating book, and I'd like to know more about it. Is it nonfiction? or does it compare to CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR? I'll definitely check it out on Amazon.
Here's my Beginnings post.

Carin Siegfried said...

@Sandy, it's nonfiction, so nothing like Clan of the Cave Bear! It explains why different peoples in different areas of the world developed differently (tools, writing, weapons) and at different rates.

aloi s said...

i SOOOO want to read this!!! i love a good non-fiction read. i look forward to your review on this