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In both cases you should know how to switch ar,as back on! I found the book almost as boring as the mandatory ongoing professional development class pursuant to my subversive reading of a book connected to reality that led me to the initial acquisition of the book. Many historians have reexamined and abandoned the notion that Africa was always primitive and poor.

To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be. MegaSolipsist He never said it was geographically disposed towards poverty and backwardness, just that the geography inhibits the spread of domesticated crops that …more He never said it was geographically disposed towards poverty and backwardness, just that the geography inhibits the spread of domesticated crops that are vital for agriculture h contained much less domestic-able animals than Eurasia, thereby severely limiting the speed of it’s development.

The words used are “predesposed”, which makes sense once you understand the physical difficulty of travel mountain ranges, seas, desserts, etc. The Vikings did better then that. Fritz Kiessling The book in no way says that human ideas could “only” travel east and west, and not ever north and south. The words used are “predesposed”, which …more The book in no way says that human ideas could “only” travel east and west, and not ever north and south.


Ask and answer questions about books! I’m looking for other books that try germehes explain the huge diversity within the human civilization and how it evolved into so many different forms of societies and cultures. Diamond’s armae and subject matter expertise would bein my opinion–beyond reproach. This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication. John Many have had this problem.

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Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. G of early crops will show that an east-west spread was way more successful when the need for water is properly managed, whereas a north-south spread was more prone to failure because of temperature and angle of sun effects on particular plants. Fathy Sroor this ducomentary would help you https: Today a lot of plant will grow north and south, but looking at economics, the spread would not be considered successful.

How does this square with Diamond’s theory that Africa was geographically predisposed to poverty and backwardness? Despite any attempt at objectivity science ers when it accepts only a materialist paradigm. Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. East-west travel on the Asia to Europe vector was orders a magnitudes easier than north-south from say the lower parts of Africa to the northern part of Europe. To ask other readers questions about Armas, germenes y aceroplease sign up.


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I’m about ready to give up. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thornton, for example, argues that Africa’s backwardness is a recent phenomenon; before perhaps the 18th century, societies in aceo Africa were just as advanced as those in Europe or Asia.

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If you have steadfastness, continue. Further, the interesting times for the invention of agriculture and crop gerkenes are around 20, years ago, plus or minus whatever. What are your suggestions?


Load 3 more questions. Despite the fascinating subject matter I found this book a bit dry. I’m looking for all kind of perspectives economic, environmental, genetic, political, How long do you recommend someone to read the book and is it necessary to take note on geographical information or is it expected to know such information before reading the book?

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