Guns, Germs and Steel

Guns, Germs and Steel : A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000 Years

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Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? Jared Diamond puts the case that 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 a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science.

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 34mm | 399.99g
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 32 b&w halftones
  • 0099302780
  • 9780099302780
  • 460

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About Jared M. Diamond

Jared Diamond is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Until recently he was Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the widely acclaimed Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies, which also is the winner of Britain's 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.

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