Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
  • Release Date : 17 April 1999
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 528 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0393069222
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Download or read book entitled Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by author: Jared Diamond which was release on 17 April 1999 and published by W. W. Norton & Company with total page 528 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. "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.

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Publisher : CRC Press
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