02_Guns_Germs_and_Steel - GEA 2000 GEA 2000 WORLD REGIONAL...

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Unformatted text preview: GEA 2000 GEA 2000 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY Guest Lecturer: Prof. Jared Diamond, Ph.D. University of California –Los Angeles Author: “Guns, Germs, and Steel” (1999) Causation: Environmental Causation: Environmental Determinism “How environment apparently controls human behavior” (Ellen C. Semple, 1911). The roots of inequality: “Division of the world into ‘haves’ and have “nots’.” Yali’s question: “Why you white men have so much cargo* and we, New Guineans, so little?” [*cargo: material goods, white men’s power] Causation Causation The East­West Axis: Eurasia Eurasia Same latitude: day­length, climate, and vegetation World Climate Zones World Climate Zones Causation Causation ...
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