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Don Kelly--director of communications, assembly of first nations.

Recommends: Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies

By Jared Diamond

Random House--1997

Bold new theories of history, science and nature often come not by answering complex questions, but by posing questions so simple no one thought to ask.

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In Guns, Germs and Steel, Pulitzer-prize winning author Jared Diamond starts with a simple question: Why is it that the Europeans were able to come over and "conquer" the New World instead of First Nations going over and conquering Europe? In answering that question, Diamond offers a new theory of human development that is as broad and sweeping as history itself.

Guns, Germs and Steel presents a rigorously argued and comprehensive theory about the evolution of human societies that demolishes archaic notions of racial superiority and, in doing so, embraces an implicit but compelling message of respect for all peoples and all cultures.
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