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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
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Guns, germs, and steel
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the fates of human societies
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Jared Diamond
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Title
Guns, germs, and steel
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The author dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors he feels are responsible for history's broadest patterns
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  • New York Times Notable Book, 1997
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 1998.
  • Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 1998.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 1999.
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PUL
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303.4
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM206
LC item number
.D48 1999
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Guns, germs, & steel
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies, Jared Diamond
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-457) and index
Contents
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • Yali's question: The regionally differing courses of history
  • Hemispheres colliding: The histories of Eurasia and the Americas compared
  • How Africa became black: The history of Africa
  • Future of human history as a science
  • From Eden to Cajamarca. Up to the starting line: What happened on all the continents before 11,000 B.C.?
  • 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
  • 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
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24 cm.
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480 p., [32] p. of plates
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9780393317558
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96037068
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