Guns, Germs, and Steel

Guns, Germs, and Steel

Director:  Cast: Jared Diamond

DVD

Overview

What caused some early civilizations to thrive and others to collapse? Which factors contribute positively to the survival of a people and what brings them to extinction? Author Jared Diamond examined this phenomenon in his best-selling book Guns, Germs, and Steel, and this documentary (produced for television by the National Geographic) brings his theories to the screen. The material on National Geographic: Guns, Germs, and Steel has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The narration is in English, with no multiple language options.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/2005
UPC: 0727994930082
Rating: NR
Source: Nat'l Geographic Vid
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:45:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interactive maps; Timelines; Photo gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jared Diamond Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Introduction [2:41]
2. Jared Diamond's Quest [5:31]
3. The Roots of Inequality [5:46]
4. Hunting and Gathering [3:55]
5. The Stone Age Middle East [6:17]
6. The Impact of Productive Farming [6:01]
7. Animal Domestication [7:10]
8. Types of Farmed Animals [2:22]
9. The Fertile Crescent [1:55]
10. The Advent of Specialists [3:06]
11. Migrating From the Crescent [4:52]
12. Jared Diamond's Conclusion [4:49]
1. Introduction [2:39]
2. The Spanish Empire [6:11]
3. Incan Limitations [2:58]
4. Military Superiority [6:39]
5. The Advantage of Steel [4:05]
6. Contact Is Made [5:08]
7. The History of Print [6:13]
8. A Fatal Incan Error [7:08]
9. Weapons of Mass Destruction [4:07]
10. Built up Immunity [2:32]
11. Animals and Disease [2:01]
12. Jared Diamond's Conclusion [4:42]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. Introduction [2:28]
2. Into Africa [5:28]
3. Agents of Conquest [4:41]
4. An Alien Land [6:08]
5. The Industrial Revolution [3:22]
6. A Test of Geography [7:10]
7. Overturning the Past [3:24]
8. Unique Tropical Defenses [5:54]
9. A Whole New Age [6:20]
10. A Malaria Epidemic [3:00]
11. Jared Diamond's Conclusion [5:39]
12. Credits [1:12]

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