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

Author:  Jared Diamond
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 061318114X
ISBN-13: 9780613181143
Sku: 30926757
Publish Date: 7/9/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 1.5T
Pages:  480
Age Range:  NA
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We all know that history has proceeded very differently for peoples from different parts of the globe. (from the first line)
In this "artful, informative, and delightful (book)" ("New York Review of Books"), Diamond offers a convincing explanation of the way the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Photos.
From the Publisher:
Dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors he feels are responsible for history's broadest patterns.
Annotation:
This history examines the influences of geography and environment on the development of civilization and seeks to find large patterns that might explain why, in the modern period, some groups seem to have significantly greater material wealth than others. The author is an evolutionary biologist and his scientific approach to human history draws on examples from societies all over the world.
Author Bio
Jared Diamond
Jared Diamond has been a professor of physiology at UCLA Medical School and is a frequent contributor to "Discover" and "Natural History" magazines.

Praise

Publishers Weekly
"[Diamond's] masterful synthesis is a refreshingly unconventional history informed by anthropology, behavioral ecology, linguistics, epidemiology, archeology and technological development." 01/13/1997

Kirkus Reviews
"...[A]n impressive achievement, with nods to the historians, anthropologists, and others who laid the groundwork." 01/15/1997

Los Angeles Times Book Review
"This is a wonderfully interesting book, especially for historians of the usual liberal arts background, who will find the final chapter 'The Future of the History of Science,' alone worth the price of admission." - Alfred W. Crosby 03/09/1997

Washington Post Book World
"...[A] fascinating and extremely important book....[A] volume no one should leave college without reading." - David Brown 05/11/1997

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0480
Product attributePublisher:   Turtleback Books
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