The book Guns, Germs and Steel has been recommended to me many times, and I own both the book and the audio cds, but yet I haven't found the time to finish it. I'm thrilled to see that this publication has been turned into a PBS documentary and will air starting Monday July 11th. My local PBS listings show the first time as Tuesday at 5 AM, so I've set my Tivo to record this series with a Season Pass using the online scheduler Tivo Central.
Guns, Germs and Steel: A National Geographic Presentation
"The Crucible of Civilization" A theory suggests that society's potential for development was determined by access to domesticated animals and cultivated plants.
The DVD is already available on DVD at Amazon, where the description is:
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book and national best seller, Guns, Germs, and Steel is an epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer the biggest question of world history. Why is the world so unequal? The answers he found were simple yet extraordinary. Our destiny depends on geography and access to: Guns, Germs, and Steel. Weaving together anthropology and science with epic historical reenactments, Guns, Germs, and Steel brings Diamond's fascinating theories to life, and moves beyond the book to bring his ideas into the present day.