Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: Guns, Germs and Stee

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond p. 49

"Either: the Americas were first settled around 11,000 B.C. and quickly filled up with people. Or else: the first settlement occurred somewhat earlier (most advocates of pre-Clovis settlement would suggest by 15,000 or 20,000 years ago, possibly 30,000 years ago, and few would seriously claim earlier); but those pre-Clovis Settlers remained few in numbers or inconspicuous, or had little impact, until around 11,000 B.C."

I know this may sounds dry, but not in Mr. Diamond's hands. He makes the expansion of people around the globe a fascinating and very real concern. He also has an opinion about which of the two above options took place and I wouldn't want to be on the other side of one of his arguments!

1 comment:

Vonnie said...

Interesting facts. This is a historical book that I'll be interested in reading. Thanks for sharing!

Here's my TT.