Guns, Germs, and Steel

Guns, Germs, and Steel

The Fates of Human Societies

Unknown - 1997
Rate this:
In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c1997
ISBN: 9780393317558
0393317552
9780393038910
0393038912
Branch Call Number: 303.4 DIA 1997
Characteristics: 480 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at Surrey Libraries.

Try searching for Guns, Germs, and Steel to see if Surrey Libraries owns related versions of the work.


  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top