Guns, Germs and Steel

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History, War Documentary narrated by Jared Diamond published by National Geographic in 2005 - English narration

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Based on Jared Diamond's Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, Guns, Germs and Steel traces humanity's journey over the last 13,000 years � from the dawn of farming at the end of the last Ice
Age to the realities of life in the twenty-first century.
Inspired by a question put to him on the island of Papua New Guinea more than thirty years ago, Diamond embarks on a world-wide quest to understand the roots of global inequality.

[edit] Out of Eden

Jared Diamond’s journey of discovery began on the island of Papua New Guinea. There, in 1974, a local named Yali asked Diamond a deceptively simple question:
“Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo, but we black people had little cargo of our own?”

[edit] Conquest

On November 15th 1532, 168 Spanish conquistadors arrive in the holy city of Cajamarca, at the heart of the Inca Empire, in Peru.
They are exhausted, outnumbered and terrified – ahead of them are camped 80,000 Inca troops and the entourage of the Emperor himself.
Yet, within just 24 hours, more than 7,000 Inca warriors lie slaughtered; the Emperor languishes in chains; and the victorious Europeans begin a reign of colonial terror which will sweep through the entire American continent.

[edit] Into the Tropics

So far, Jared Diamond has demonstrated how geography favoured one group of people – Europeans – endowing them with agents of conquest ahead of their rivals around the world. Guns, germs and steel allowed Europeans to colonize vast tracts of the globe – but what happened when this all-conquering package arrived in Africa, the birthplace of humanity?

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  • Video Codec: DivX
  • Video Bitrate: 1672 kb/s
  • Video Resolution: 640x368
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.74:1
  • Audio Codec: MP3
  • Audio BitRate: 128 kb/s (64/ch, stereo) CBR
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • RunTime Per Part: 00:54:03
  • Number Of Parts: 3
  • Part Size: 700 MB
  • Ripped by I_M

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