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Guns, Germs & Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Jared Diamond, 528 pages

This is an amazing read. It is a pretty deep topic that I found to be both interesting and easy to read. Perhaps the highest compliment one can give a book is that it made you think. This particular book not only kick started my brain but managed to offer me the opportunity to rethink my perspective on topics without the need for a conflict. I highly recommend it.

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rangertarmac
Apr. 4th, 2009 07:18 am (UTC)
I've been told I should read that. Have you read Eisler's Chalice & Blade? It has definitely affected my perspective, and made several things fall into place for me.
taoskye
Apr. 4th, 2009 08:23 am (UTC)
I think you would enjoy it especially the way the data is layed out.

The title you listed is not even on my list yet. Clearly I am slacking on the reading. :)
dirtwitch
Apr. 6th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
Both of those books are the kinds that you read, think, think, think... then read again. Wait (a year, 5 years) read, and think think again.

Guns, G and S was one of those that kept me thinking "oh DUH!" . In was a falling-into-place book...
A Suddenly-Things-Are-Clearer book.

Now, I am going to have to read it again, and soon... thanks!
ext_72754
Apr. 25th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
you should read Collapse
In Collapse, Mr. Diamond takes on the question why some societies fail. Very timely read.

Bunny
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