Title: Guns, Germs, and Steel : The Fates of Human Societies
Author: Jared Diamond
HM206 .D48 1997 (General Collection, 5th floor)
Reviewed by: Hadas Livnat
Review: In this Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Jared Diamond provides a fascinating insight into the geographical and environmental factors that influence information-sharing between societies, and consequently the development of technologies such as agriculture, writing and tools of war; ultimately leading, as Diamond illustrates, to the conquest of an entire Inca army by a few horse-mounted European soldiers.