Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000 Years (Paperback)
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Short Description for Guns, Germs and Steel This work abandons the conventional distinctions between history and science. Diamond focuses on what ancient people were endowed with in the way of land, animals and plants, and on the confrontations between less and more advanced people to see how this led to today's inequalities.
- Published: 26 April 2000
- Format: Paperback 480 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099302780 ISBN 10: 0099302780
- Sales rank: 519
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Full description for Guns, Germs and Steel
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.