Francisco Pizarro's Work In The Country Of New Guinea

Topics: Domestication, Bankruptcy in the United States / Pages: 6 (1352 words) / Published: Dec 4th, 2016
Austin Linacre

Chapter Summaries

Mr. Pachankis


“In the prologue, the author displays his work in the country of New Guinea. The people that lived in New Guinea questioned him about why the “whites” always seemed more dominant. They felt as though the whites were gloating about their advanced capabilities. The author thoroughly explained how the people who lived in New Guinea are just as intelligent as the modern people.”

Chapter 1

“In Chapter 1, multiple extinctions happened around the same time. Humans made a huge advancement as they started doing cave paintings, tools, etc. It made them extend to other countries and develop other ideas. As countries started to grow, it led to other countries developing also.”

Chapter 2
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During this conquest, Pizarro had the advantage. They had many advantages over the Incans because they had powerful weapons such as horses with armor, cannons, steel, and guns. They led with a powerful advantage with diseases. The people who were originally living there were never exposed to these diseases such as smallpox. They did not have the immune system to fight off these diseases. It slowly killed a significant amount of the population. Other natives tried to defend their land but many did not have what it took.”

Chapter 4

“Food production led to the advancements of many people around the world. The author describes food production as the domestication of animals and deriving plants for the benefits for the human use. Due to food production, populations also started to grow. People were using increased crops to make money, cows for their milk, and other animals for transportation.”

Chapter 5

“Food production varied in the different parts of the world you were in. For years, scientists used radiocarbon dating to determine what foods were placed in certain areas. In 2500 B.C eastern United States, there were sunflowers and no domesticated animals. The geographical area determined what animals or plants could
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In the US, the axis is extremely uneven which led to Eurasia having the advantage. Eurasia had good climate for food and walls that diseases could not break through. America had a harder time as their climates differed so drastically.”

Chapter 11

“Chapter 11 shows the powers of diseases and where they came from. Diseases were spread from domesticated and wild animals. Every disease had their own symptoms and their way of spreading. It leaves many with severe illness and the people who survive it become immune to it. They are able to spread the disease by sneezing, coughing, etc. The disease differs depending on what animal it is coming from. Diseases wiped out a significant amount of the population, more than weapons or combat.”

Chapter 12

“Chapter 12 describes how writing emerged. The idea of writing appeared in Southwest Asia first and started to spread. As people were discovering writing, many just copied the writings and used blueprints. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all contributed to the language. They all brought a part to the development of it. It became an advantage to the higher class societies as they used it for their own purposes. There were several lower class societies who never experienced the writing language.”


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