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Environmental Determinism Slides

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Slides to introduce Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs, and Steel"

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Environmental Determinism Slides

  1. 1. Environmental determinism
  2. 2. “Why did wealth and power become distributed as they now are, rather than in some other way?”
  3. 3. Domesticated plants
  4. 4. Domesticated plants
  5. 5. Domesticated plants
  6. 6. Domesticated animals
  7. 7. Domesticated animals
  8. 8. Domesticated animals
  9. 9. Large, dense, sedentary, stratified societies
  10. 10. Large, dense, sedentary, stratified societies
  11. 11. “Why did wealth and power become distributed as they now are, rather than in some other way?”
  12. 12. Ultimate factors Proximate factors
  13. 13. East/ West Axis Ultimate factors Proximate factors
  14. 14. East/ West Axis Ultimate ease of factors migrations Proximate factors
  15. 15. East/ West Axis Ultimate many suitable ease of factors wild animals migrations Proximate factors
  16. 16. East/ West Axis Ultimate many suitable ease of factors wild animals migrations many domesticated plant & animals species Proximate factors
  17. 17. East/ West Axis Ultimate many suitable ease of factors wild animals migrations many domesticated plant & animals species food surplus & storage Proximate factors
  18. 18. East/ West Axis Ultimate many suitable ease of factors wild animals migrations many domesticated plant & animals species food surplus & storage large, dense, sedentary, stratified societies Proximate factors
  19. 19. East/ West Axis Ultimate many suitable ease of factors wild animals migrations many domesticated plant & animals species food surplus & storage large, dense, sedentary, stratified societies Proximate advanced technology factors
  20. 20. East/ West Axis Ultimate many suitable ease of factors wild animals migrations many domesticated plant & animals species food surplus & storage large, dense, sedentary, stratified societies Proximate advanced technology factors Horses
  21. 21. East/ West Axis Ultimate many suitable ease of factors wild animals migrations many domesticated plant & animals species food surplus & storage large, dense, sedentary, stratified societies Proximate advanced technology factors Steel, guns, Horses sword
  22. 22. East/ West Axis Ultimate many suitable ease of factors wild animals migrations many domesticated plant & animals species food surplus & storage large, dense, sedentary, stratified societies Proximate advanced technology factors Steel, guns, Ocean-going Horses sword ships
  23. 23. East/ West Axis Ultimate many suitable ease of factors wild animals migrations many domesticated plant & animals species food surplus & storage large, dense, sedentary, stratified societies Proximate advanced technology factors Steel, guns, Ocean-going political organization Horses sword ships & writing
  24. 24. East/ West Axis Ultimate many suitable ease of factors wild animals migrations many domesticated plant & animals species food surplus & storage large, dense, sedentary, stratified societies Proximate advanced technology factors Steel, guns, Ocean-going political organization Epidemic Horses sword ships & writing disease

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