Tagged: Guns Germs and Steel


Guns, Germs and Steel: Ep.1 – Out of Eden

Jared Diamond’s journey of discovery began on the island of Papua New Guinea. There, in 1974, a local named Yali asked Diamond a deceptively simple question: “Why is it that you white people developed...


Guns, Germs and Steel: Ep.2 – Conquest

On November 15th 1532, 168 Spanish conquistadors arrive in the holy city of Cajamarca, at the heart of the Inca Empire, in Peru. They are exhausted, outnumbered and terrified — ahead of them are...


Guns, Germs and Steel: Ep.3 – Into the Tropics

So far, Jared Diamond has demonstrated how geography favoured one group of people — Europeans — endowing them with agents of conquest ahead of their rivals around the world. Guns, germs and steel allowed...