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Guns, Germs And Steel :Released on 30 Apr 1998
Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: Random House UK
ISBN: 978-0099302780
Pages: 486
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Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe?

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.

Review
"Monumental and monumentally good" (William Leith, 4 stars Scotsman)

"A book of big questions, and big answers" (Yuval Noah Harari Geographical)

"This is the book that turned me from a historian of medieval warfare into a student of humankind" (Yuval Noah Harari Week)

"A book of remarkable scope... One of the most important and readable works on the human past" (Nature)

"Fascinating, coherent, compassionate and completely accessible" (Sunday Telegraph)

Book Description
**WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE**

A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years.

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize


Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe?


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.


‘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


‘Fascinating, coherent, compassionate and completely accessible’ Sunday Telegraph
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