Why were Europeans the ones to conquer so much of our planet? Why didn’t the Chinese, or the Inca, become masters of the globe instead? Why did cities first evolve in the Middle East? Why did farming never emerge in Australia? And why are the tropics now the capital of global poverty?
As he peeled back the layers of history to uncover fundamental, environmental factors shaping the destiny of humanity, Diamond found both his theories and his own endurance tested.
The three one-hour programs were filmed across four continents on High Definition digital video, and combined ambitious dramatic reconstruction with moving documentary footage and computer animation. They also include contributions from Diamond himself and a wealth of international historians, archeologists and scientists.
<em>Guns, Germs, and Steel</em> is a thrilling ride through the elemental forces which have shaped our world – and which continue to shape our future.
<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Out of Eden</strong>
<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Conquest</strong>
<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Tropics</strong>