ISBN13:978-0393317558 ISBN10: 0393317552 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0393038910 ISBN10: 0393038912
Summary: In this "artful, informative, and delightful" book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed writing, technology, government, and organized 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 adv
ance 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.
"A fascinating and extremely important book. That its insights seem so fresh, its facts so novel and arresting, is evidence of how little Americans-and, I suspect, most well-educated citizens of the Western world-know of the most important forces of human history." --David Brown, Washington Post Book World
Summary: In this "artful, informative, and delightful" book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed writing, technology, government, and organized 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.
"A fascinating and extremely important book. That its insights seem so fresh, its facts so novel and arresting, is evidence of how little Americans-and, I suspect, most well-educated citizens of the Western world-know of the most important forces of human history." --David Brown, Washington Post Book World ...show less
U.S. A 1999 Soft cover As New pp. 496. Like new condition, could almost be mistaken for brand new! No interior markings except for an inscription to former owner. 7.1.43.
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Gene Sperry MA Quincy, MA
2003 Diamond, Jared., W.W. Norton & Co., 2003, c1999, later printing, illus. soft cover (trade size paperback), fine, 496 pp with further readings & index, B&W photographic & other illus., tall 8vo,...show more ISBN: 0393317552, 'A whirlwind tour through 13, 000 years of history on all the continents', With a new 2003 afterword about the modern world, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. ...show less
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Act 2 Books Newark, NJ
0393317552 A Very Nice Book From Private Collection. This Is A Clean, Tight Copy. Book Shows Only Slight Used Wear. A Very Nice Copy Overall. Not Remainder, Not Ex-Library.
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BookZone USA Aurora, IL
Trade paperback. Near Fine condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show very minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. No pricing stickers. No remainder mark. Stored in ...show moresealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1999. Trade paperback. ...show less
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Never Too Many Books Danvers, MA
0393317552 Minor shelf wear. Unmarked. Appears unread **Tracking on all US orders**Most orders shipped within 24 hours.***
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Crestview Books OH Westerville, OH
1999 Paperback Like New Like new paperback! No spine crease. Binding is tight and square. Text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: O) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and r...show moreough handling. Tracking included. ...show less
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Sequitur Books Boonsboro, MD
Softcover. Fine binding and cover. Light wear. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily.
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The Book Store MA West Bridgewater, MA
Diamond, Jared., W.W. Norton & Co., nd (1997), c1997, 38th printing, illus. soft cover, fine, 480 pp w/index & appendices, B & W photographic illus., tall 8vo, "The Fate of Human Societies"
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viveka books Arlington, MA
New York, NY 1999 Trade paperback Fine. Tight binding with clean text. Fine. Cover has wear along edges and corners. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 496 p. Audience: General/trade. A study of t...show morehe rise of civilization that 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. ...show less
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