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'A book of big questions, and big answers' Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? And what can it teach us about our current crisis? Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians. An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel is a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science that can provide expert insight into our modern world. **WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE** **Over One Million Copies Sold**

 

Details

ISBN: 9780099302780
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 592
Publication Date: 30 Apr 1998
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(L) x 3.2(W)
Weight (gm): 438

 

Reviews

The most absorbing account on offer of the emergence of a world divided between have and have-nots... Never before put together so coherently, with such a combination of expertise, charm and compassion * The Times *
A book of remarkable scope... One of the most important and readable works on the human past * Nature *
A prodigious, convincing work, conceived on a grand scale * Observer *
This is the book that turned me from a historian of medieval warfare into a student of humankind -- Yuval Noah Harari * Week *
Fascinating, coherent, compassionate and completely accessible * Sunday Telegraph *

 

Author Biography

Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was named one of TIME's best non-fiction books of all time, the number one international bestseller Collapse and most recently The World UntilYesterday. A professor of geography at UCLA and noted polymath, Diamond's work has been influential in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history, among others.
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