Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years

Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years

4.03 (332,763 Ratings by Goodreads)
Abridged::Audiobook::Box set::Illustrated::Large P
ISBN13: 9780099302780
Condition: NEW Quantity
- +
20+ item(s) in stock
$15.12
$14.04
imageWishlist This
  • image This purchase will help support literacy campaigns across the world
  • image BUY ONE GIVE ONE

Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, 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 a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 592
Item Height 36 mm
Item Width 127 mm
Item Weight 399 Gram
Product Dimensions 127 x 36 x 190
Publisher Vintage
Format Abridged::Audiobook::Box set::Illustrated::Large P | 592
Book Overview **WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE** A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years.
Prizes Winner of Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books 1998 and Rhone-Poulenc Science Books Prize 1998.

The most absorbing account on offer of the emergence of a world divided between have and have-nots... Never before put together so coherently, with such a combination of expertise, charm and compassion * The Times *
A book of remarkable scope... One of the most important and readable works on the human past * Nature *
A prodigious, convincing work, conceived on a grand scale * Observer *
This is the book that turned me from a historian of medieval warfare into a student of humankind -- Yuval Noah Harari * Week *
Fascinating, coherent, compassionate and completely accessible * Sunday Telegraph *

Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was named one of TIME's best non-fiction books of all time, the number one international bestseller Collapse and most recently The World UntilYesterday. A professor of geography at UCLA and noted polymath, Diamond's work has been influential in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history, among others.