Date(s) - 19/03/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The B-Bar, Barbican Theatre
Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians. An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel remains a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science.
It’s longish book (around 450 pages) but is a fascinating and thought provoking read, which should give us plenty to talk about.
Jared Diamond won the American Humanist Association’s Humanist of the year award in 2016. Here’s his acceptance speech.
If you’ve not been to one of our book clubs before, we’ll have at least one copy of the book on our table to help you find us.