Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel
“History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples’ environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves”
If you are looking for a Pulitzer Prize winning book written about the beginning of civilization and why human societies are the way they are, this book is for you! It is filled with incredibly interesting facts about how civilizations developed and grew and how we ended up with the world we have today. It makes interesting leaps from culture to culture, and explains how agriculture, geography, animals, tools, pottery, and more all had an affect on how society grows in an attempt to eliminate racist reasoning why some societies have advanced further than others. It’s a classic, anthropological read that I would recommend to anyone interested.