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Reading List


Read 1 book by Jared Diamond since Jan '03

See also: Books I'm Reading, Books I've Read and Books I want to read

March 2016
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared DiamondRecommended and referenced by Scott Orson Card in the epilogue to Shadow of the Hegemon, looks like I'd learn something from this book. Sheesh, it's been on my list since April 2004. About a quarter of the way through so far (I think it'll take me a while). It's a little frustrating that some points he labours home and others (that I find fascinating like the artificial selection/evolution of crops) he completely skims over. After: Sheesh, this took me a while to get through. Excellent book, but it could have been 1/3 the length, very verbose.

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