Many books of Jared William cover racism and Eurocentric thoughts, as they are not correct according to him.
This book is very informative for readers because the author has described a different development related to human beings from ancient times to the modern period. Another important reason why this book is vital for readers is that it has highlighted different cultures and impact of various factors on these cultures all over the globe. The book seems more interesting as it contains a history of food production and effects of this production on human beings. The author has done a good job by illustrating the social transformation of human beings during different eras. From governance to food, the author has been able to explain different elements of culture and their impact on human beings living in different regions of the world.
In the first three chapters of the book, Diamond talked about the journey of human beings during millions of years from Africa to Euro Asia. The technological and innovative changes in humans by the change of time, their migrations, and their living styles have been discussed comprehensively in these chapters. From chapter’s five to eight, the author illustrates the agricultural changes in human beings by the developments in food production. In the earliest times, human beings hunted to gather food, but with the passage of time when awareness increased and lifestyles changed, human beings started to use different animals and plants. The author describes the advantages and disadvantages of these developments by use of plants and animals in further chapters. In chapters ten and eleven, the author reports the transfer of infections in human beings from farm animals causing different diseases in humans. In chapter twelve, author talks about the importance of literacy in human beings by stating that people in ancient times never knew how to write and read, as they were illiterate.