Guns, Germs and Steel A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years

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Publisher's Synopsis

'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.


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Diamond demolishes racism and topples notions of Western superiority in this extensive survey of the interaction, conquest and conflict between cultures of different continents that seeks to investigate and explain why some cultures became more dominant than others.


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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099302780
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 909
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 6235
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 514g
Height: 129mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 35mm