Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies 20th Anniversary Edition

Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental ...

Guns  Germs  and Steel  The Fates of Human Societies  20th Anniversary Edition

Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies 20th Anniversary Edition

"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

More Books:

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition)
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: Jared Diamond
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-07 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the
Guns, Germs and Steel
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Jared M. Diamond
Categories: Civilization
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Random House

This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so differently on different continents. Geography and biography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians
Guns, Germs and Steel
Language: en
Pages: 592
Authors: Jared Diamond
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-04 - Publisher: Random House

'A book of big questions, and big answers' Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? And what can it teach us about our current crisis? Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates
Guns, Germs, and Steel
Language: en
Pages: 494
Authors: Jared Diamond, Jared M. Diamond
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: W. W. Norton

In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as
Guns, Germs & Steel
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Riley Quinn
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: CRC Press

In his 1997 work Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond marshals evidence from five continents and across 13,000 years of human history in an attempt to answer the question of why that history unfolded so differently in various parts of the globe. His results offer new explanations for why the

Popular All Time