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Afternoon Book Group - Guns, Germs, And Steel by Jared Diamond
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Silver Spring Library
Conference Room - Third Floor
900 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
is not Required
In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion -- as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war -- and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures.