Books: History/Philosophy - Relationship Human/Non-Human
Guns, Germs, and Steel
Jared Diamond
Related animals: Ape, Bird, Cat, Cow, Coyote, Dingo, Dog, Elephant, Gorilla, Grizzly Bear, Hippo, Horse, Human, Monkey

Diamond's book subtitled, "The Fates of Human Societies" attempts to shed light on how and why human societies arose the way they did in prehistory. Of particular relevance to our coursework are chapter 9: Why were most big mammal species never domesticated, and chapter 11: the evolution of germs.

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