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* SchmuckBait: The instance of conquistador Francisco Pizarro's encounter with the Incan Emperor Atahualpa, depicted on the book's cover. Atahualpa was captured by the Spanish and told he could buy his freedom with a massive sum of gold. Atahualpa agreed and ordered the riches delivered, whereupon Pizarro executed him anyway. Diamond uses Atahualpa's falling for such an obvious trap as a main question for the chapter.


* InfantImmortality: Shown when the Zulus massacred a Boer family. Everyone died, except the baby.
** A rather tragic, real-life aversion... Near the end of the third installment, Jared Diamond visits a children's hospital in Zambia, set aside for malaria patients. He is informed that children less than a year old die there almost on a daily basis.

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* InfantImmortality: Shown when the Zulus massacred a Boer family. Everyone died, except the baby.
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baby. There is also a rather tragic, real-life aversion... Near the end of the third installment, Jared Diamond visits a children's hospital in Zambia, set aside for malaria patients. He is informed that children less than a year old die there almost on a daily basis. Diamond breaks down in tears at realizing many children he's seen there will die.


''Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies'' is a 1997 non-fiction book by Jared Diamond. It became a bestseller, and in 2005 it received a documentary MiniSeries produced by the Series/NationalGeographicChannel. The documentary covers the theories in the book on why a disparity between civilizations exists as such that there are people living in an industrialized society while at the same time there are still people with primitive lifestyles.

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''Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies'' is a 1997 non-fiction book by Jared Diamond. It became a bestseller, and in 2005 it received a documentary MiniSeries produced by the Series/NationalGeographicChannel.Creator/NationalGeographicChannel. The documentary covers the theories in the book on why a disparity between civilizations exists as such that there are people living in an industrialized society while at the same time there are still people with primitive lifestyles.


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[[FilmOfTheBook Based on the anthropological book]] ''Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies'' is a documentary MiniSeries produced by the Series/NationalGeographicChannel going by the name of ''Guns, Germs, and Steel''. The documentary covers the theories in the book on why a disparity between civilizations exists as such that there are people living in an industrialized society while at the same time there are still people with primitive lifestyles.

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''Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies'' is a 1997 non-fiction book by Jared Diamond. It became a bestseller, and in 2005 it received a documentary MiniSeries produced by the Series/NationalGeographicChannel going by the name of ''Guns, Germs, and Steel''.Series/NationalGeographicChannel. The documentary covers the theories in the book on why a disparity between civilizations exists as such that there are people living in an industrialized society while at the same time there are still people with primitive lifestyles.



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** A rather tragic, real-life aversion ... Near the end of the third installment, Jared Diamond visits a children's hospital in Zambia, set aside for malaria patients. He is informed that children less than year old die there almost on a daily basis.

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** A rather tragic, real-life aversion ...aversion... Near the end of the third installment, Jared Diamond visits a children's hospital in Zambia, set aside for malaria patients. He is informed that children less than a year old die there almost on a daily basis.


Produced by and starring the author of the book Jared Diamond (as himself) as he goes around the world trying to figure out why the world in the present day is unequal with one civilization more advanced than the other. Diamond went to New Guinea originally to study about the birds when in his trips, one of his New Guinean friends asked him an ArmorPiercingQuestion: "Why do white people have so much cargo, but we New Guineans have so little?" Diamond found he question that seemed simple at first to be much more complicated and thus went on his journey to figure out the answer to the question.

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Produced by and starring the author of the book Jared Diamond (as himself) as he goes around the world trying to figure out why the world in the present day is unequal with one civilization more advanced than the other. Diamond went to New Guinea originally to study about the birds when in his trips, one of his New Guinean friends asked him an ArmorPiercingQuestion: "Why do white people have so much cargo, but we New Guineans have so little?" Diamond found he the question that seemed simple at first to be much more complicated and thus went on his journey to figure out the answer to the question.

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[[FilmOfTheBook Based on the anthropological book]] ''Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies'' is a documentary MiniSeries produced by the Series/NationalGeographicChannel going by the name of ''Guns, Germs, and Steel''. The documentary covers the theories in the book on why a disparity between civilizations exists as such that there are people living in an industrialized society while at the same time there are still people with primitive lifestyles.

Produced by and starring the author of the book Jared Diamond (as himself) as he goes around the world trying to figure out why the world in the present day is unequal with one civilization more advanced than the other. Diamond went to New Guinea originally to study about the birds when in his trips, one of his New Guinean friends asked him an ArmorPiercingQuestion: "Why do white people have so much cargo, but we New Guineans have so little?" Diamond found he question that seemed simple at first to be much more complicated and thus went on his journey to figure out the answer to the question.

In between Diamond's journey, the theories was slowly explained throughout a re-enactment of historical events from Ancient Middle East to the Spanish conquest of the Americas to the European colonization of Africa.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: What made Diamond go through his journey in the first place.
* InfantImmortality: Shown when the Zulus massacred a Boer family. Everyone died, except the baby.
** A rather tragic, real-life aversion ... Near the end of the third installment, Jared Diamond visits a children's hospital in Zambia, set aside for malaria patients. He is informed that children less than year old die there almost on a daily basis.
* [[FilmOfTheBook Series Of The Book]]

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