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    DescriptionIn this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.


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    Title
    Guns, Germs and Steel
    Subtitle
    The Fates of Human Societies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jared M. Diamond
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393317558
    ISBN 10: 0393317552
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PSAJ
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: RGC
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BIC subject category V2: JH
    Ingram Theme: APPR/AWARD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    DC22: 303.4
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000
    DC21: 303.4
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MODERN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
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    LC classification: HM206 .D48 1999
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: RGC, JHM, NHTB
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    17 April 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Fascinating and extremely important... [A] synopsis doesn't do credit to the immense subtlety of this book. --David Brown"