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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

By: Diamond, Jared

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2200229

ISBN: 0393317552

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Sticker on back cover. 1999 Trade Paperback. 480 pp. 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 ch... View more info