Guns, Germs, and Steel
Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Fates of Human Societies
Jared Diamond

Explaining what William McNeill called The Rise of the West has become the central problem in the study of global history. In Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond presents the biologist's answer: geography, demography, and ecological happenstance. Diamond evenhandedly reviews human history on every continent since the Ice Age at a rate that emphasizes only the broadest movements of peoples and ideas. Yet his survey is binocular: one eye has the rather distant vision of the evolutionary biologist, while the other eye--and his heart--belongs to the people of New Guinea, where he has done field work for more than 30 years.

Title Guns, Germs, and Steel
Subtitle The Fates of Human Societies
Author Jared Diamond
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Title First Published 01 April 1999
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 480 p.
ISBN-10 0393317552
ISBN-13 9780393317558
Publication Date 01 April 1999
Main content page count 480
Weight 16 oz.

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