Guns, Germs, and Steel : The Fates of Human Societies (Paperback)

Author: Diamond, Jared

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Diamond deals with a difficult subject of Human development over the ages and yet manages to put a cogent and continuous case for his theory. A Theory that is very logical and highly convincing. This is an enlightning book that should help in understanding how we developed as a species from early man and about the apparent inequities between human lives in different parts of the world and why they exist.

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by Sridhar Kolinjavadi on 6/26/2002

Diamond deals with a difficult subject of Human development over the ages and yet manages to put a cogent and continuous case for his theory. A Theory that is very logical and highly convincing. This is an enlightning book that should help in understanding how we developed as a species from early man and about the apparent inequities between human lives in different parts of the world and why they exist.

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A good overview of human history and development

by James Headfield on 4/3/2012

Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs, and Steel" is a very basic and broad overview of Diamond's theory of human development over the past 12,000 years. The book is well-written, albeit occasionally dry. Diamond does his best with a generally tame subject, making for interesting reading. His theory is logical, and well-supported. If any criticisms can be made, it could be that the book is too deterministic. But you'll have to read it for yourself to determine whether it is or not. A good read, and as good a read as anything else you'll find at this price.

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An intriguing study of the rise of civilization argues that human development is not based on race or ethnic differences but rather is linked to biological diversity, discussing the evolution of agriculture, technology, writing, political systems, and religious belief. Reprint. *Author: Diamond, Jared *Subtitle: The Fates of Human Societies *Publication Date: 1999/04/01 *Number of Pages: 480 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.50

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Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393317558
SKU 30291754
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0393317552
Release Date 4/1/1999
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A good overview of human history and development by James Headfield on Apr 03, 2012


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