Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize
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.
‘The most absorbing account on offer of the emergence of a world divided between have and have-nots... Never before put together so coherently, with such a combination of expertise, charm and compassion’ The Times
‘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 Telegraphshow more