Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years

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Random House, Jul 4, 2013 - History - 592 pages

'A book of big questions, and big answers' Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens

Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? And what can it teach us about our current crisis?

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 that can provide expert insight into our modern world.


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User Review  - KarenOdden - LibraryThing

Holy crow, what a book! And I had never heard of it until my son brought it home from school. How did I miss this Pulitzer winner? I think it was because the book won the same year I was immersed in ... Read full review

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User Review  - LisaMorr - LibraryThing

I started reading this book sometime last year and after a pretty fast start, it took me ~6 months to finish the last three chapters. The concepts are really interesting, but after a while Diamond was ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

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 UntilYesterday. 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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