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Guns, germs, and steel

the fates of human societies

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This edition published in by W.W. Norton & Co. in New York.

Written in English

480 pages

Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? In this groundbreaking book, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. Here, at last, is a world history that really is a history of all the world's peoples, a unified narrative of human life even more intriguing and important than accounts of dinosaurs and glaciers. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world, and its inequalities, came to be. It is a work rich in dramatic revelations that will fascinate readers even as it challenges conventional wisdom.

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Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? In this groundbreaking book, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. Here, at last, is a world history that really is a history of all the world's peoples, a unified narrative of human life even more intriguing and important than accounts of dinosaurs and glaciers. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world, and its inequalities, came to be. It is a work rich in dramatic revelations that will fascinate readers even as it challenges conventional wisdom.

Table of Contents

Yali's question: The regionally differing courses of history --
From Eden to Cajamarca. Up to the starting line: What happened on all the continents before 11,000 B.C.? --
Natural experiment of history: How geography molded societies on the Polynesian islands --
Collision at Cajamarca: Why the Inca emperor Atahuallpa did not capture King Charles I of Spain --
Rise and spread of food production. Farmer power: The roots of guns, germs, and steel --
History's haves and have-nots: Geographic differences in the onset of food production --
To farm or not to farm: Causes of the spread of food production --
How to make an almond: The unconscious development of ancient crops --
Apples or indians: Why did peoples of some regions fail to domesticate plants? --
Zebras, unhappy marriages, and the Anna Karenina principle: Why were most big wild mammal species never domesticated? --
Spacious skies and tilted axes: Why did food production spread at different rates on different continents? --
From food to guns, germs, and steel. Lethal gift of livestock: The evolution of germs --
Blueprints and borrowed letters: The evolution of writing --
Necessity's mother: The evolution of technology --
From egalitarianism to kleptocracy: The evolution of government and religion --
Around the world in five chapters. Yali's people: The histories of Australia and New Guinea --
How China became Chinese: The history of East Asia --
Speedboat to Polynesia: The history of Austronesian expansion --
Hemispheres colliding: The histories of Eurasia and the Americas compared --
How Africa became black: The history of Africa --
Future of human history as a science.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-457) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
303.4
Library of Congress
HM206 .D48 1999

The Physical Object

Pagination
480 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of pages
480

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24732786M
Internet Archive
gunsgermssteelfa00diam
ISBN 10
0393317552, 061318114X
ISBN 13
9780393317558, 9780613181143
LC Control Number
96037068
OCLC/WorldCat
41076605

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