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Guns, Germs and Steel By Jared M. Diamond

Guns, Germs and Steel
by J. Diamond

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This global account of the rise of civilization encompasses the rise of agriculture, technology, writing, government, and religion, providing a unifying theory of human history as intriguing as the histories of dinosaurs and glaciers. Photos.
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Guns, Germs and Steel by J. Diamond

Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? In this groundbreaking book, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. Here, at last, is a world history that really is a history of all the world's peoples, a unified narrative of human life even more intriguing and important than accounts of dinosaurs and glaciers. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world, and its inequalities, came to be. It is a work rich in dramatic revelations that will fascinate readers even as it challenges conventional wisdom.

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CIN000018418
Guns, Germs and Steel by J. Diamond
J. Diamond
Used - Very Good
Hardback
WW Norton & Co
1997-05-09
448
0224038095
9780224038096
Winner of Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books 1998
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