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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    That sounds good and all, but Diamond goes back like 10,000 years to try and dissect history for this purpose. I'll give it a read if I find this unsatisfactory.
    Oh right, you mean like the hunter-gatherer to farmer, etc?

    Sounds interesting though, will give it a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    Oh right, you mean like the hunter-gatherer to farmer, etc?
    Yeah that's pretty much where he's starting out, looking at why some peoples developed faster than others. I imagine he's going to tell us a few things we already know but it's interesting to see how he connects the dots. Again, I'm only 10% through, but its great stuff so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Still ignoring the books I have on the shelf... and bought Germs, Guns, and Steel by Jared Diamond. It is a study of human societies' evolution in order to theorize why it was the Eurasian and North African peoples throughout history that have largely been the conquerors and enslavers of Native Americans / Africans that forever influenced the world as we know it and not the other way around. There's a lot more to what he's theorizing about than just that, but you get the gist. I'm only about 10% into it but a very interesting read so far, and very tough to put down.
    This sounds really interesting. Will check if they have a low priced version for kindle
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    Read a chapter of it for one of my uni subjects last semester - wasn't that much of a fan. By no means was it bad, but I don't think it's some fantastic explanation of everything.

    Got to the section on crops and lines of latitude yet? Thought that bit in particular was pretty flawed tbh.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Read a chapter of it for one of my uni subjects last semester - wasn't that much of a fan. By no means was it bad, but I don't think it's some fantastic explanation of everything.

    Got to the section on crops and lines of latitude yet? Thought that bit in particular was pretty flawed tbh.
    Just finished the chapter that compares all the Polynesian islands.

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    Some say climate was a huge factor. It allowed the invention of agriculture around 9000 years ago, was instrumental in the rise and fall of Egypt and the Vikings, and pressured the Barbarians into attacking Rome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Yeah that's pretty much where he's starting out, looking at why some peoples developed faster than others.
    ****s settled next to the corn and river and popped three goody huts in the first five turns.
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    I'm going to be finishing Schindlers List* tonight thank **** for that. Feel sorry for Emilie Schindler, particular considering the film afterwards.

    *I know the book was originally called Ark, but my copy is after the film, so it's been called List.
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    Read Bernard Cornwell's latest book in his Uthred series called "The Pagan Lord". Loved it! Can't wait till I read about Uthred again.

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    Just finished Silence of the Lambs which was good. Blazed through it as procrastination from study in a couple of days. Now starting The Age of Ideology which is meant to be a quick run through of the ideas of a bunch of 19th century philosophers for those who want a quick summary before going deeper.

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    Reading the lion, the lamb, the hunted by Andrew E kaufman

    I must say that I have read through the first 1/3rd of the book and it is hard to put down. It is very very good. Will probably finish it over the weekend

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    Dave Snell's Bogan: An insiders guide to metal, mullets and mayhem was pretty entertaining. Probably because nearly everyone he interviewed was from Hamilton.

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    Looking forward to Albi's cameo then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Looking forward to Albi's cameo then.
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