Guns, Germs and Steel

Guns, Germs and Steel : (Patterns of Life)

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Read this specially designed new edition of Jared Diamond's Pulitzer-prize winning exploration of what makes us human.

Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? In this Pulitzer Prize-winning book, 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 remains a groundbreaking and humane work of popular science.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 129 x 178 x 41mm | 505g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784873632
  • 9781784873639
  • 18,882

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Monumental and monumentally good
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Monumental and monumentally good -- William Leith, 4 stars * Scotsman * A book of big questions, and big answers * Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens * A book of remarkable scope... One of the most important and readable works on the human past * Nature * Fascinating, coherent, compassionate and completely accessible * Sunday Telegraph * A prodigious, convincing work, conceived on a grand scale * Observer *
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About Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was named one of TIME's best non-fiction books of all time, the number-one international bestseller Collapse, and most recently The World Until Yesterday. A professor of geography at UCLA and noted polymath, Diamond's work has been influential in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history, among others.
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332,455 ratings
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4 35% (115,421)
3 17% (57,548)
2 5% (17,026)
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