Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (with a new Afterword about the modern world)
by Jared Diamond
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Publication Date: 1999
Publisher: WW Norton
Topics: Agriculture, Democracy: Theory & Practice, History: Local to Global, Indigenous Peoples, Militarism, Technology, Third World Peoples, Visioning the Future
Description: The phenomenal bestseller - over 1.5 million copies sold - is now a major PBS special.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, 'Guns, Germs, and Steel' is a brilliant work answering the question of why the peoples of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their peoples. This edition includes a new chapter on Japan and all-new illustrations drawn from the television series.
Jared Diamond is professor of geography at UCLA and author of the best-selling 'Collapse' and 'The Third Chimpanzee'. He is a MacArthur Fellow and was awarded the National Medal of Science.
Review(s): "The scope and the explanatory power of this book are astounding." - The New Yorker
"An ambitious, highly important book." - James Shreeve, New York Times Book Review
"A book of remarkable scope, a history of the world in less than 500 pages which succeeds admirably, where so many others have failed, in analyzing some of the basic workings of culture process. ... One of the most important and readable works on the human past." - Colin Renfrew, Nature