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Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000 Years (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

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Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000 Years (Pulitzer Prize Winner) by Jared Diamond
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Diamond writes a fascination story about why civilization developed stronger and faster in the East and slowly moved westwards.

It covers how we changed from hunter gatherers to farmers and what effect this had on civilization. Also, why the west developed steel and how this affected those societies who didn't.

Once you read this you will want to read Collapse so you should get them both together.

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Description

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, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians. An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel is one of the most important and humane works of popular science.

Accolades

Winner of Rhone-Poulenc Science Books Prize 1998.
Winner of Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books 1998.

Author Biography

Jared Diamond is Professor of Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Trained in physiology, he later took up the study of ecology and has made fundamental contributions to both disciplines. He is among the worlds leading zoologists and experts on birds. He has made many trips to the mountains of New Guinea to study their unique birds, rediscovered their long-lost bowerbird, and advises New Guinea governments on conservation. As well as writing technical articles in his many fields of interest, Jared Diamond writes regularly for popular science journals. He is married, and has twin sons.
Release date NZ
April 25th, 1998
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
496
Dimensions
129x198x31
ISBN-13
9780099302780
Product ID
1670823

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