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

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Vintage, 1998 - Civilization - 480 pages
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This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so differently on different continents. Geography and biography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians

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User Review  - kevn57 - LibraryThing

I really liked this overview of history, not just a lot of names dates and wars but the concepts behind why Europe did so well "discovering" the rest of the world. They were very lucky to have farming ... Read full review

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User Review  - GlennBell - LibraryThing

This is the second time that I have read this book. Albeit this was an audio book. I am still highly impressed by this book. Although sometimes repetitive the content is fascinating and the logic is ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was named one of TIME's best non-fiction books of all time, the number one international bestseller Collapse and most recently The World UntilYesterday. A professor of geography at UCLA and noted polymath, Diamond's work has been influential in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history, among others.

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