Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Jared Diamond Ph.D.
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Don't go digital with this one
The lack of figures in this digital copy is disappointing to say the least. A lot of information will never be delivered to the reader the way the author intended. A least the seller should inform this clearly in advance for the customer to make an informed purchase. I feel assaulted in my good faith.
Figures, pictures, and graphs???
Loving the book, but HATING not having figures, pictures, and graphs. Please put them in or online or something.
No figures. Go figure.
No reflection on the author (unless it was his decree), but there is no excuse for not including the figures of the printed edition. I'm half way through reading this work and cannot get past the insult of not including the figures every time the narrative references them. Why doesn't the publisher "do the right thing" and update/republish this work with the figures.
- Category: Social Science
- Published: Apr 17, 1999
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Seller: W. W. Norton
- Print Length: 528 Pages
- Language: English