Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 16 hours and 20 minutes
Author Jared Diamond
Narrator Doug Ordunio
Audible.com.au Release Date 18 January 2011
Publisher Random House Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN 0307932435
Best Sellers Rank 1,037 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
1 in Crop Science (Books)
2 in Human Geography (Audible Books & Originals)
2 in Agricultural & Food Sciences

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5.0 out of 5 stars Return of the Hunter-gatherers.
Reviewed in Australia on 9 May 2019
I loved this book and the fact that he has applied emperical evidence together with somewhat serendipitous predicting makes it a classic in my eyes.
It's phenomenal that Homo Sapiens has been around circa 500,000 years and only 10,000 of those years have been in a "settled" environment. So for 98% (490,000 years) of that time we were Hunter-gatherers who respected the Earth and only took what we needed. In the last 400 years we have plundered the planet where greedy Shareholders of Public Companies took more than their share of the Earth and are destroying it at the expense of the Stakeholders. Jared Diamond points this out in his comparison of the have and have nots. Brilliant!
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