Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000 Years

Author(s): Jared M. Diamond

Popular Science

Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? 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 is a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science.


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**WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE** A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years.

Winner of the Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.

Jared Diamond is Professor of Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Trained in physiology, he later took up the study of ecology and has made fundamental contributions to both disciplines. He is among the worlds leading zoologists and experts on birds. He has made many trips to the mountains of New Guinea to study their unique birds, rediscovered their long-lost bowerbird, and advises New Guinea governments on conservation. As well as writing technical articles in his many fields of interest, Jared Diamond writes regularly for popular science journals. He is married, and has twin sons.

General Fields

  • : 9780099302780
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage
  • : February 1998
  • : 199mm X 129mm X 37mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jared M. Diamond
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 304.209
  • : 480
  • : 32 b&w halftones