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Guns, germs and steel a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years

By: Diamond, Jared M. (Jared Mason), 1937-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Vintage 1998Description: 480p., 32 pages of plates illustrations, maps 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0099302780.Subject(s): Social evolution | Civilization -- History | Ethnology | HUMAN BEINGS-EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENT ON | Culture diffusion | Human beings -- Effect of environment on | Civilization | Human ecology | Social changeDDC classification: 303.4 DIA
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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 biogeography, 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.

First published: Jonathan Cape, 1997. Includes bibliography (p. 429-457) and index. Pulitzer prize for non fiction-1998.

Includes bibliography (p. 429-457) and index.

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