Capn Design

Rating: A- of 10

Guns, Germs and Steel

Wow, I couldn't even begin to give a good review of this book, so here's what I know. The book is about the development of human societies. The author, Jared Diamond, wrote it after many people claimed that certain races were inherently inferior. This is obviously untrue, but he went to great lengths to prove it.

Part of the reason I enjoyed this book so much was because I'd been out of school for a while and this was a serious non-fiction book. You could teach an entire course from this book, but the author was able to make it incredibly readable. I skimmed a page here and there, but I definitely read the whole book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Everyone knows that The People's History of the United States is the de facto cool book for history and political science, but you should know that Guns, Germs and Steel is the same thing for science and some aspects of sociology. I couldn't recommend this book enough.