Fonder, Mark, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education
Jared Diamond won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for his book, Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. (1) In this remarkably ambitious book he accounts for why human development proceeded at different rates on the different continents over time. While the book is a fascinating and important read for information's sake, people interested in historical inquiry will find this book compelling on another level. Diamond is a master at asking questions of all sizes--hundreds of them. The following is a small sample of questions he asks (and ultimately responds to) for illustration's sake.
From the big picture:
* Why did [the modern world's] wealth and power become distributed as they now are, rather than some …
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Publication information: Article title: Editorial. Contributors: Fonder, Mark - Author. Journal title: Journal of Historical Research in Music Education. Volume: 15. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 2004. Page number: 75+. © 2007 Ithaca College, School of Music. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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