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Guns, germs and steel : a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years

By: Diamond, Jared

0099302780 / 9780099302780
Paperback
909
25/04/1998
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England
20 cm 480 p., 32 p. of plates : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1997.

This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so differently on different continents.

Geography and biography, 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 one of the most important and humane works of popular science.

BIC:

HBG General & world history, HBTB Social & cultural history, JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, KCZ Economic history

Prizes:

W 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Books Prize
W 1998 Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books

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