Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies

Jared Diamond

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.

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書名 Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies
著作者等 Diamond, Jared M.
出版元 W.W. Norton
刊行年月 [2003?], c1999
版表示 New ed
ページ数 494 p., 32 p. of plates
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780393038910
NCID BA67126552
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国