- Published: New York : W.W. Norton, c1997.
- Year Published: 1997
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 480 p., 32 p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 1440
- 0393317552 :
- 0393038912 :
- Social evolution.
- Civilization -- History.
- Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
- Culture diffusion.
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Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies
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"A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years."--Paperback edition.
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Why did human civilization progress earlier in Europe and Asia than it did in Africa and the Americas? Jared Diamond's thesis is that it had everything to do with geography. This is a fascinating book that examines the resources and climate available in each region and how that effected the development of societies. Highly recommended!!!
This book is really interesting. It is long and takes some focus to get through it all, but it is not too dense and stays compelling to the end.
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