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Guns, germs, and steel

the fates of human societies

This edition was published in by W.W. Norton in New York.


Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
PROLOGUE YALI’S QUESTION
The regionally differing courses of history
PART ONE FROM EDEN TO CAJAMARCA
CHAPTER 1 UP TO THE STARTING LINE
What happened on all the continents before 11,000 B.C.?
CHAPTER 2 A NATURAL EXPERIMENT OF HISTORY
How geography molded societies on Polynesian islands
CHAPTER 3 COLLISION AT CAJAMARCA
Why the Inca emperor Atahuallpa did not capture King Charles I of Spain
PART TWO THE RISE AND SPREAD OF FOOD PRODUCTION
CHAPTER 4 FARMER POWER
The roots of guns, germs, and steel
CHAPTER 5 HISTORY’S HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS
Geographic differences in the onset of food production
CHAPTER 6 TO FARM OR NOT TO FARM
Causes of the spread of food production
CHAPTER 7 HOW TO MAKE AN ALMOND
The unconscious development of ancient crops
CHAPTER 8 APPLES OR INDIANS
Why did peoples of some regions fail to domesticate plants?
CHAPTER 9 ZEBRAS, UNHAPPY MARRIAGES, AND THEANNA KARENINA PRINCIPLE
Why were most big wild mammal species never domesticated?
CHAPTER 10 SPACIOUS SKIES AND TILTED AXES
Why did food production spread at different rates on different continents?
PART THREE FROM FOOD TO GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL
CHAPTER 11 LETHAL GIFT OF LIVESTOCK
The evolution of germs
CHAPTER 12 BLUEPRINTS AND BORROWED LETTERS
The evolution of writing
CHAPTER 13 NECESSITY’S MOTHER
The evolution of technology
CHAPTER 14 FROM EGALITARIANISM TO KLEPTOCRACY
The evolution of government and religion
PART FOUR AROUND THE WORLD IN FIVE CHAPTERS
CHAPTER 15 YALI’S PEOPLE
The histories of Australia and New Guinea
CHAPTER 16 HOW CHINA BECAME CHINESE
The history of East Asia
CHAPTER 17 SPEEDBOAT TO POLYNESIA
The history of the Austronesian expansion
CHAPTER 18 HEMISPHERES COLLIDING
The histories of Eurasia and the Americas compared
CHAPTER 19 HOW AFRICA BECAME BLACK
The history of Africa
EPILOGUE THE FUTURE OF HUMAN HISTORY AS A SCIENCE
2003 Afterword Guns, Germs, and Steel Today
Acknowledgments
Further Readings
Credits
INDEX

Edition Notes

"With a new afterword about the modern world"--Cover.

Includes "Reading group guide"--p. [495-496].

Includes bibliographical references (p. 442-471) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
303.4
Library of Congress
HM206 D48 2003, HM206 .D48 1999, HM856 .D48 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
494, [2] p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of pages
494

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18791934M
Internet Archive
gunsgermssteel00diam
ISBN 10
0393317552
LC Control Number
2005284124, 96037068
OCLC/WorldCat
51882461
Library Thing
2567
Goodreads
76919

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