GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL

The Fates of Human Societies

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   Order Code: NL140    ISBN : 9780393354324
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Attempting to provide a "short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years," this Pulitzer Prize–winning work centers around the provocative question of why human development proceeded at different rates on different continents.

As author Jared Diamond puts it, "why were Europeans, rather than Africans or Native Americans, the ones to end up with guns, the nastiest germs, and steel?" His deftly reasoned answer draws on fascinating archaeological, anthropological, and environmental evidence, and offers a convincing refutation of racially-based theories of history. Illustrated with maps, charts, and black-and-white photographs.

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Copyright

2017

Publisher

Norton

Pages

494

Edition

20th anniversary edition

Grade

9 and up

ISBN

9780393354324