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Tuesday, July 05, 2005
PBS Previews | Guns, Germs & Steel
Please, please, please, try and catch this 3 part series on PBS by National Geographic. This was one of the most interesting books I've ever read, and I'm sure the series will be equally intriguing. If you haven't read the Pulitzer Prize winning book of the same name - go get it. It's a treat to read.

Jared Diamond's revolutionary theories about the course of human civilization come to the screen in GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL: A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PRESENTATION, a new three-part television series produced exclusively for PBS. Diamond's Pulitzer Prize-winning work offers a revealing look at the rise and fall of societies through the lens of geography, technology, biology and economics - forces symbolized by the power of guns, germs and steel. The series airs on PBS Mondays, July 11-25, 2005.

The special airs at 10:00 PM on 3 consecutive Monday nights beginning July 11 on MPT. Set your Tivo. Diamond's central theory is that geography is destiny. In other words: "location, location, location" has been the key to man's success throughout history.

posted by Broadsheet @ 6:09 PM  
2 Editorial Opinions:
  • At July 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I read that book, it was very eye-opening.

    -M. Snay

  • At July 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Also - "I can't afford TIVO! I work for a living! I can however afford the newest and flashiest cell-phone and a nice shiny revolver. Bite me, psychiatry! Woot!"

    -M. Snay

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