The Great Divide by Peter Watson
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The Great Divide Summary
Peter Watson, the acclaimed author of Ideas and The German Genius, offers a groundbreaking new exploration of the progress of human history. Watson's The Great Divide compares and contrasts the development of humankind between the "Old World" and the "New" - between 15,000 B.C. and 1,500 A.D - and, like Jarod Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel, Watson's remarkable book offers a fascinating, all-encompassing, highly readable overview of how human civilization has grown and expanded.
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"Inevitably, some of his speculations feel forced... Still, like Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel, his grand-scale history contains fascinating insights at every turn." - Publishers Weekly
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Peter Watson has written for the New York Times, The Observer, The Spectator, and numerous other publications. He is the author of Ideas, War on the Mind, Wisdom and Strength, The Caravaggio Conspiracy, and other books. He lives in London.
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