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ISBN: 141594296X / ISBN-13: 9781415942963

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

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  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (Books on Tape) – Audiobook CD (2007)
    by Jared Diamond, Doug Ordunio (Read by)

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

    Audiobook CD, Books on Tape
    2007
    English

    ISBN: 141594296X
    ISBN-13: 9781415942963

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL examines the rise of civilization and the issues its development has raised throughout history. Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government ... Show more

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

Overall customer rating: 4.273
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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