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Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today

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  • Posted May 5, 2012

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    This was a most interesting book and subject for me, especially

    This was a most interesting book and subject for me, especially considering the fact that I never even had biology in college. While many of the premises the author provides are fairly easy to grasp, there were some things that I simply was unprepared to comprehend. Instead of feeling frustration while reading these parts, however, I found I wished I could be in a classroom studying this subject and able to ask the teacher questions on so many things.

    Usually I am more inclined to read fiction for entertainment. As noted in a few other reviews, however, I found this book to be a page turner.

    Best wishes,
    Dave Wile

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2012

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    This was an excellent book. It's well written for the lay person

    This was an excellent book. It's well written for the lay person. Anyone who's taken high school biology, or even just 7th grade life sciences, will have no problems understanding the biological aspects of this book. It makes for a nice companion to Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies in explaining how societies have been affected by the germs they've been exposed to. It's not terribly long, but it's broken up into sub-chapters every couple of pages. The table of contents is longer than some of the sub-chapters. I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest history, anthropology or sociology as well as those who are interested in biology (specifically diseases).

    The eBook was formatted fine with no obvious errors.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Really accessible and fascinating

    Can only recommend this one. Great analysis and full of stories and parallels with the past. The only drawback I can think of would be some repetitions in the exemples. It's really a keeper!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2012

    This book was amazingly fascinating! I thought it would be inter

    This book was amazingly fascinating! I thought it would be interesting, but found that I couldn't put it down. I would love to be one of Dr Clark's students - he presents his subject in such a clear, simple, understandable way! The book pointed out many aspects of history that I had never considered before, making me realize how critical disease was to political events. I strongly recommend this as a great read.

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  • Posted November 30, 2011

    I found this book very interesting and readable.

    I really enjoyed this book. It is an interesting perspective on how we - the world has arrived where we are today. Well written and readable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Fascinating book. Well written and easy to understand for regula

    Fascinating book. Well written and easy to understand for regular people who did not major in biology or medicine. I would recommend this for everyone, so everyone can undertand how illnesses are spread.

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