Sunday, December 20, 2009

National Geographic: Guns, Germs, and Steel - Part 1: Out Of Eden

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond is one of my favorite evolutionary biologists and most important researchers of our time. In his popular book Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies he has claimed that spreading of indigenous grain species all over world is the reason of imbalance between modern civilizations today.

How was possible that only 168 Spanish soldiers were able to kill 80000 men of great Incan Emperor Atahualpa's army and capture him?

Why was the New World conquered so easily?

Why did the world ever become so unequal?

So this 3 part documentary focuses on these controversial ideas. The first episode is dealing with the origins of agriculture and spreading of the domestical plants and animals from South West Asia (better to say the Fertile Crescent).

Related to: Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

File Size: 746 MB

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