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Jared Diamond's prose is very readable but prolix. - Goodreads
Lovely pictures in the book. - Goodreads
I agreed with its premise before I read the book. - Goodreads
Review: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesUser Review - David Helton - Goodreads
If I had to pick one complaint about this book, it would be that the title is laughably misleading. I mean, I know why they went with it--because it's attention grabbing--but something like "Farming ... Read full review
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While an enjoyable book, and that I agreed with many of his arguments, I did not find it so revealing to match the hype. I did, however, enjoy the additional thoughts and insights in the appended ... Read full review
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