The 2016 - 2017 One Read book is Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared M. Diamond. The central aim of the book is
... to answer the biggest question of post-Ice-Age human history: why Eurasian peoples, rather than peoples of other continents, became the ones to develop the ingredients of power (guns, germs, and steel) and to expand around the world.
Where to Find it
- Archive.org Link - Has various ebook formats
- Amazon Link - Has various paper, audio, and ebook formats.
- Google Books Link - Has a preview of the ebook (scan of paper book) as well as links to print versions of the book.
Google Books Preview
- Films on Demand - Guns, Germs, and Steel - This is the 3 part, 55 min each series from National Geographic Digital Media
- Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Author's discussion of the book
- TED - Jared Diamond: Why do societies collapse?
- PBS.ORG - Guns Germs and Steel - PBS's webpage for you to explore.