Friday, September 26, 2008

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). 

Other episodes: [2] [3]


File size: 701 MB

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Jimmy said...

BOO! Where are the audiobooks? Haven't had one posted in over a month, this site is losing its appeal to me.

BlindW@cher said...

I choose the uploads according to the poll votes.

Please, be patient! :)


I choose the videos...
Please could you upload or link some English o Spanish subtitles for this version of video file? Thanks.

Craig said...

Many thanks for the Guns, Germs, & Steel uploads. I never quite finished the book (I know, shame on me, but I'll get there eventually) but it's a fascinating thesis.

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