Guns, Germs, and Steel | Study Guide

Jared Diamond

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Chomsky, Noam. Year 501: The Conquest Continues. South End, 1999.

Clendinnen, Inga. Aztecs: An Interpretation. Cambridge UP, 1995.

Harari, Yuval Noah. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. Harper, 2015.

Kolbert, Elizabeth. Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. Picador, 2015.

Landes, David S. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor. Norton, 1999.

Mann, Charles C. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus. Vintage, 2006.

McNeill, William. Plagues and Peoples. Anchor/Doubleday, 1976.

Zinn, Howard. Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress: 1492–1992. Open Media, 1992.

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