The theory of civilization rests upon geography
What kind of country do you live in? Take a moment to think about how you would introduce your country to people who aren’t from where you are.
You may start with famous places, traditional food, and other things that you feel are characteristic of your culture.
There are lots of countries in the world, and each has its history and culture. Food, clothing, and society vary from country to country and region to region. How did such differences develop?
According to Professor Jared Diamond, such differences are based on geographical differences. Whether it’s a hot or cold climate, a continent or island, the highlands or lowlands, differences in the geographical environment determined the history of civilization.
Prof. Diamond’s many titles include physiologist, ornithologist, geographer, historian, and non-fiction author.
His books show remarkable knowledge as well as great depth and breadth of perspective, making it no surprise that they have attracted attention around the world. A three-book series, Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse, and The World Until Yesterday examines the magnificent history of civilization and predicts how our civilization will be in the future. His motivation is his intense interest in geography, history, and civilization.