Guns, Germs, and Steel – Book Review in 3 Minutes or Less (video)

This is a video review of the book Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared M. Diamond (in 3 Minutes or less).

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared M. Diamond

Short Summary (the video is more detailed).

Why did Europeans come to dominate the world (in particular the Americas)?

  • Bio-geographical effects
  • Food production
  • Abundance or lack of domesticable animals
  • Strong influence of disease on history

Is it recommended?

  • Basic question is interesting and the book sparked a lot of controversial discussions.
  • However partially because people misunderstand it
  • It is very repetitive
  • The wrong kind of details
  • I did not enjoy reading it
  • If you really want to read it, listen to the audio book (you will not miss a lot of meaningful visuals)Martin's History recommends for Pro, Uni, College

Recommended Videos by GCP Grey

These are the links to the two videos by GCP Grey that are recommended in the video:

Americapox: The Missing Plague

Zebra vs Horses: Animal Domestication

GGP Grey’s YouTube channel has no particular focus on history but features a wide range on high quality educational videos.

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