Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies


By (author) Jared M. Diamond

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 38mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 17 April 1999
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393317552
  • ISBN 13: 9780393317558
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 2,208

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A study of the rise of civilization that argues that human development is not based on race or ethnic differences but rather is linked to biological diversity, discussing the evolution of agriculture, technology, writing, political systems, and religious belief.

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Fascinating and extremely important... [A] synopsis doesn't do credit to the immense subtlety of this book. --David Brown"