Guns, Germs And Steel: 20th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)Jared Diamond (author)
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Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, 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 remains a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science.
This edition includes a new afterword from the author.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 512 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 37 mm
'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
'A book of big questions, and big answers.' - Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens