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Book Title : Guns Germs and Steel
Author : Jared Diamond
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2013-07-04
Pages : 496
ISBN : 9781448180202
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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'A book of big questions, and big answers' Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens WITH A NEW AFTERWORD FROM THE AUTHOR Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, 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 remains a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science.

Book Title : Guns Germs and Steel
Author : Jared M. Diamond
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 1997
Pages : 480
ISBN : 0393038912
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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An intriguing study of the rise of civilization argues that human development is not based on race or ethnic differences but rather is linked to biological diversity, discussing the evolution of agriculture, technology, writing, political systems, and religious belief. Tour.

Book Title : Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies
Author : Jared Diamond
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2017-03-07
Pages : 528
ISBN : 9780393609295
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates 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.

Book Title : Guns Germs Steel
Author : Riley Quinn
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2017-07-05
Pages :
ISBN : 9781351350501
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In his 1997 work Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond marshals evidence from five continents and across 13,000 years of human history in an attempt to answer the question of why that history unfolded so differently in various parts of the globe. His results offer new explanations for why the unequal divisions of power and wealth so familiar to us today came into existence - and have persisted. Balancing materials drawn from a vast range of sources, addressing core problems that have fascinated historians, anthropologists, biologists and geographers alike - and blending his analysis to create a compelling narrative that became an international best-seller and reached a broad general market - required a mastery of the critical thinking skill of reasoning that few other scholars can rival. Diamond's reasoning skills allow him to persuade his readers of the value of his interdisciplinary approach and produce well-structured arguments that keep them turning pages even as he refocuses his analysis from one disparate example to another. Diamond adds to that a spectacular ability to grasp the meaning of the available evidence produced by scholars in those widely different disciplines - making Guns, Germs and Steel equally valuable as an exercise in high-level interpretation.

Book Title : Techno cultural Evolution
Author : William McDonald Wallace
Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
Release Date : 2006
Pages : 267
ISBN : 9781574889666
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Publisher description: A new analysis of human behavior that seeks to explain violent clashes between high-tech cultures and those clinging to sacred traditions and shows that new technology changes cultures much as mutations change DNA.

Book Title : Guns Germs and Steel
Author : Diamond, Jared
Publisher : Orion Press Inc.
Release Date : 2010-06-03
Pages : 518
ISBN :
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Guns, Germs, and Steel is a brilliant work answering the question of why the peoples of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their peoples. This edition includes a new chapter on Japan and all-new illustrations drawn from the television series. Until around 11,000 BC, all peoples were still Stone Age hunter/gatherers. At that point, a great divide occurred in the rates that human societies evolved. In Eurasia, parts of the Americas, and Africa, farming became the prevailing mode of existence when indigenous wild plants and animals were domesticated by prehistoric planters and herders. As Jared Diamond vividly reveals, the very people who gained a head start in producing food would collide with preliterate cultures, shaping the modern world through conquest, displacement, and genocide. The paths that lead from scattered centers of food to broad bands of settlement had a great deal to do with climate and geography. But how did differences in societies arise? Why weren't native Australians, Americans, or Africans the ones to colonize Europe? Diamond dismantles pernicious racial theories tracing societal differences to biological differences. He assembles convincing evidence linking germs to domestication of animals, germs that Eurasians then spread in epidemic proportions in their voyages of discovery. In its sweep, Guns, Germs and Steel encompasses the rise of agriculture, technology, writing, government, and religion, providing a unifying theory of human history as intriguing as the histories of dinosaurs and glaciers. Thirty-two illustrations.

Book Title : The Party s Over
Author : Richard Heinberg
Publisher : New Society Publishers
Release Date : 2005-06-01
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9781550923346
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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An updated edition of this bestselling book on the end of oil -- and its consequences.

Book Title : 21st Century Geography
Author : Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher : SAGE
Release Date : 2011-10-20
Pages : 883
ISBN : 9781412974646
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Book Title : Technology Disease and Colonial Conquests Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries
Author : George Raudzens
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2003
Pages : 304
ISBN : 0391042068
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This study consists of eight essays critical of the currently dominant guns and germs theories in the historiography of European colonial conquest causes. Other methods of conquest, notably communication control, were as vital as firepower and disease importation, and motives were often more important than methods.

Book Title : Safirka
Author : Peter Bridges
Publisher : Kent State University Press
Release Date : 2000
Pages : 241
ISBN : 0873386582
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Peter S. Bridges's service as an American ambassador to Somalia capped his three decades as a career officer in the American Foreign Service. Safirka, a frank description of his experiences in Somalia and elsewhere, offers pointed assessments of American foreign policy and policymakers. Bridges recounts his service in Panama during a time of turmoil over the Canal; in Moscow during the Cuban missile crisis; in Prague for bleak years after the Soviet invasion; in Rome when Italian terrorists first began to target Americans; and in key positions in three Washington agencies. In Somalia Bridges managed the largest American aid program in sub-Sahara Africa. He dealt with a postcolonial regime, hobbled both by traditional clan rivalries and by a leader who cared far less about Somalia's people and progress than about maintaining his control over that poverty-stricken, strategic - which soon erupted in civil war.