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Hiroyuki Nakashima Nakashima itibaren Beykent Köyü, 44400 Beykent Köyü/Hekimhan/Malatya, Türkiye

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I enjoyed this book. I think Dr. Diamond paints an entirely plausible picture of human prehistory. His hypotheses are coherent and well-reasoned. He provides some very interesting correlations between aspects of human evolution and the rise of dominant societies / cultures; namely that four factors are responsible for all historical developments: 1) availability of potential crops and domestic animals, 2) the orientation of continental axis to facilitate the spread of agriculture, 3) transfer of knowledge between continents, and 4) population size. The main reason I gave this book 3 stars instead of 4 or even 5, was: 1) Diamond did not provide the reader access to the science / empirical evidence behind many aspects of his hypotheses. Incredibly, there were no footnotes or citations - just a lengthy laundry list of "Further Reading" 2) When explaining some aspects of his hypotheses, Diamond tends to repeat some of the same information over and over - his writing style isn't bad, but I felt that some of the chapters could have been trimmed down, to avoid repetitiveness. Despite this, I thought that it was a very well-written and comprehensive book - I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in a well-thought, and reasoned account of human societal evolution.