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  • 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

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 1440

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0393317552 :
  • 0099302780
  • 0393038912 :


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Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies

by Diamond, Jared M.

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Call number: 303.4 Di

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Fl.

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"A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years."--Paperback edition.

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Why did societies develop where they did

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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