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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

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  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (W. W. Norton & Company) – Hardcover (2005)
    by Jared Diamond

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company
    2005
    English
    Revised ed.
    528 pages

    ISBN: 0393061310
    ISBN-13: 9780393061314

    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. Until around 11,000 BC, all peoples were still Stone Age hunter/gatherers. At that point, a great divide occurred in the rates that human societies evolved. In Eurasia, parts of the Americas, and Africa, ... Show more

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Reviews of Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

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Michael R. Swift

Excellent Analysis

by Michael R. Swift on Jul 1, 2013

An insightful, well-written, and logical explanation of the reasons for the global political, economic, and ethnic order that exists today. It is easy to understand how a people that settled in the 'fertile cresent', with its climate and abundant natural resources in domesticable plants and animals, ... More

Unlector

The Emperor's New Clothes

by Unlector on Jun 30, 2013

This book has been praised by many (including Bill Gates!), received several awards, and was serialized in PBS. I may play here the role of the simpleton who screamed that the Emperor had no clothes on his august person. So be it! As I see it, the author has used some 500 pages to present his thesis ... More

Thomas Y

Who you are in so many levels.

by Thomas Y on Oct 11, 2012

An open mind is required to understand why. Ask yourself while reading what could you have done to accomplish as much as those you judge. More

TheGrinch

Details, details, details

by TheGrinch on Oct 27, 2011

Jared Diamond takes you through every conceivable nook and cranny of man's so-called evolution. Far from taking the stance that humans of European decent are smarter or "more advanced" because they're just biologically better than everyone else, he shows us just how we earthlings have advanced because ... More

starla s

Pleasure read...............

by starla s on Jul 15, 2010

Guns, Germs and Steel was recommended to Shawnee State University, by Prof. Mark Mirabello, for inclusion in its Foundations of Social Sciences course - SOSC1110-01. Some college text books can be dry, but this book was fascinating. It provided a look at the world's history through new and focused ... More

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