Guns, Germs and Steel

June 25, 2007

easterislandFor the final meeting of the year, we will be reading Jared Diamond’s controversial Guns, Germs and Steel, which can be found in most libraries and in cheap paperback. Please look at the introduction, “Yali’s Question” and also this review of the book from the NYRB by William McNeill which also includes Diamond’s response. If you have time, please also read the concluding chapter of the book as well as this article by JR McNeill in the History Co-operative Journal.

As usual we meet at 5pm on Friday, in room 261, Malet Street.