Guns, Germs and Steel : The Fates of Human Societies
The broadest pattern of human history consists of the differences that emerged prehistorically in rates of human development on different continents, and that led to today's inequalities. This book abandons the conventional distinctions between history and science. By focusing on what ancient peoples were endowed with in the way of land, animals and plants, and on the confrontations between less and more advanced peoples, Diamond sheds genuinely new light on the world's most explosive divisions.
- Hardback | 480 pages
- 152.4 x 236.22 x 38.1mm | 861.82g
- 03 Apr 1997
- Vintage Publishing
- Jonathan Cape Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 24 line and b&w illustrations
About Jared M. Diamond
Jared Diamond trained in physiology and later took up the study of ecology, making fundamental contributions to both disciplines. He is among the worlds leading zoologists and experts on birds. He has made many trips to the mountains of New Guinea to study their unique birds, rediscovered their long-lost bowerbird, and advised New Guinea governments on conservation.