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

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Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies
Title
Guns, germs, and steel
Title remainder
the fates of human societies
Statement of responsibility
Jared Diamond
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? In this groundbreaking book, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. Here, at last, is a world history that really is a history of all the world's peoples, a unified narrative of human life even more intriguing and important than accounts of dinosaurs and glaciers. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world, and its inequalities, came to be. It is a work rich in dramatic revelations that will fascinate readers even as it challenges conventional wisdom
Awards note
  • Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1998.
  • Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, 1998.
Cataloging source
DLC
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Diamond, Jared M
Dewey number
303.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HM206
LC item number
.D48 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
HM 206
NLM item number
D537g 1999
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social evolution
  • Civilization
  • Ethnology
  • Human beings
  • Culture diffusion
Label
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies, Jared Diamond
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Yali's question : the regionally differing courses of history ; Part 1: From Eden to Cajamarca. Up to the starting line : What happened on all the continents before 11,000 B.C.? ; A natural experiment of history : how geography molded societies on the Polynesian islands ; Collision at Cajamarca : why the Inca emperor Atahuallpa did not capture King Charles I of Spain -- Part 2: The rise and spread of food production. Farmer power : the roots of guns, germs, and steel ; History's haves and have-nots : geographic differences in the onset of food production ; To farm or not to farm : causes of the spread of food production ; How to make an almond : the unconscious development of ancient crops ; Apples or Indians : why did peoples of some regions fail to domesticate plants? ; Zebras, unhappy marriages, and the Anna Karenina principle : Why were most big wild mammal species never domesticated? ; Spacious skies and tilted axes : Why did food production spread at different rates on different continents? -- Part 3: From food to guns, germs, and steel. Lethal gift of livestock : the evolution of germs ; Blueprints and borrowed letters : the evolution of writing ; Necessity's mother : the evolution of technology ; From egalitarianism to kleptocracy : the evolution of government and religion -- Part 4: Around the world in five chapters. Yali's people : the histories of Australia and New Guinea ; How China became Chinese : the history of East Asia ; Speedboat to Polynesia : the history of Austronesian expansion ; Hemispheres colliding : the histories of Eurasia and the Americas compared ; How Africa became black : the history of Africa -- Epilogue: The future of human history as a science
Control code
ocm35792200
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
480 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393317558
Lccn
96037068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)35792200
Label
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies, Jared Diamond
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Yali's question : the regionally differing courses of history ; Part 1: From Eden to Cajamarca. Up to the starting line : What happened on all the continents before 11,000 B.C.? ; A natural experiment of history : how geography molded societies on the Polynesian islands ; Collision at Cajamarca : why the Inca emperor Atahuallpa did not capture King Charles I of Spain -- Part 2: The rise and spread of food production. Farmer power : the roots of guns, germs, and steel ; History's haves and have-nots : geographic differences in the onset of food production ; To farm or not to farm : causes of the spread of food production ; How to make an almond : the unconscious development of ancient crops ; Apples or Indians : why did peoples of some regions fail to domesticate plants? ; Zebras, unhappy marriages, and the Anna Karenina principle : Why were most big wild mammal species never domesticated? ; Spacious skies and tilted axes : Why did food production spread at different rates on different continents? -- Part 3: From food to guns, germs, and steel. Lethal gift of livestock : the evolution of germs ; Blueprints and borrowed letters : the evolution of writing ; Necessity's mother : the evolution of technology ; From egalitarianism to kleptocracy : the evolution of government and religion -- Part 4: Around the world in five chapters. Yali's people : the histories of Australia and New Guinea ; How China became Chinese : the history of East Asia ; Speedboat to Polynesia : the history of Austronesian expansion ; Hemispheres colliding : the histories of Eurasia and the Americas compared ; How Africa became black : the history of Africa -- Epilogue: The future of human history as a science
Control code
ocm35792200
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
480 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393317558
Lccn
96037068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)35792200

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