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Description - Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393354324
ISBN-10: 0393354326
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 155mm x 38mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond is professor of geography at UCLA and author of the best-selling Collapse and The Third Chimpanzee. He is a MacArthur Fellow and was awarded the National Medal of Science.

Books By Jared Diamond

Guns, Germs And Steel by Jared Diamond
Paperback, April 1998
Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond
Paperback, September 2015
Why Is Sex Fun? by Jared Diamond
Paperback, March 2015
World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond
Paperback, October 2001