Guns, Germs, and Steel

The fates of human societies

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Emily Hodgins
Emily HodginsPro@ems_hodge · Operations @ Product Hunt
This is one of @davemcclure's favourite books. Check out his top 8 shared during his LIVE Chat:
Ryan Shook
Ryan ShookHunter@ryanshook · Creative Director
Author Jared Diamond explores why certain civilizations thrived while others died out. His answers explore natural borders, resources and cultural norms.
Erik Torenberg
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
@ryanshook Loved this. Has anyone read Collapse by Jared Diamond? I heard that was great too.
Elpizo Choi
Elpizo Choi@elpizoch · Engineer at Uber
@eriktorenberg Highly recommend Collapse. GG&S is mostly about explaining how things got to be the way they currently are. There isn't too much in the way of modern day application. Collapse goes through how civilizations have failed, and how we will too if we don't learn from their mistakes. It's a pretty fascinating read and a strong case for living sustainably as a global society.
Ilia Markov
Ilia Markov@nochainmarkov · Content Marketing Buff
@elpizoch This is a great book and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the subject. Thanks for the recommendation for Collapse, it sounds a bit like "Why Nations Fail" which is another great read.