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