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

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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 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 one of the most important and humane works of popular science.

Read the review 'The Human Story' in Socialism Today 31

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Author Diamond, Jared
Binding Paperback
No. of Pages 480
Publisher Verso
Date of Publication 1997
ISBN 9780099302780

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