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

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  • Jared Mason Diamond
  • Author:  Jared Mason Diamond
  • Year: 17-09-2006
  • Translator from English: Yulian Antonov
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  281-01
  • SKU: 16.0083
  • ISBN: 978-954-321-262-0
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Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."

―Bill Gates

 

In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion -as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war - and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

About the Author

Jared Mason Diamond

Jared Mason Diamond

Jared Mason Diamond (born September 10, 1937) is an American ecologist, geographer, biologist, anthropologist and author best known for his popular science books The Third Chimpanzee (1991); Guns, Ger... Read more

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Tags: Anthropology & Archeology,Military History,Prehistory & Evolution,Scientific Theories,Famous Scientists,Culturology

Specification
Year 17-09-2006
Translator from English: Yulian Antonov
Pages 624
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.96 kg
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Anthropology & Archeology, Military History, Prehistory & Evolution, Scientific Theories, Famous Scientists, Culturology

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