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The Resource Guns, germs and steel : a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years, Jared Diamond

Guns, germs and steel : a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years, Jared Diamond

Label
Guns, germs and steel : a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years
Title
Guns, germs and steel
Title remainder
a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years
Statement of responsibility
Jared Diamond
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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Diamond, Jared M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Social evolution
  • Civilization
  • Ethnology
  • Human beings
  • Culture diffusion
Label
Guns, germs and steel : a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years, Jared Diamond
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published: Jonathan Cape, 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. 429-457) and index
Contents
Up to the starting line -- A natural experiment of history -- Collision at Cajamarca -- Farmer power -- History's haves and have-nots -- To farm or not to farm -- How to make an almond -- Apples or Indians -- Zebras, unhappy marriages and the Anna Karenina principle -- Spacous skies and tilted axes -- Lethal gift of livestock -- Blueprints and borrowed letters -- Necessity's mother -- From egalitarianism to kleptocracy -- Yali's people -- How China became Chinese -- Speedboat to Polynesia -- Hemispheres colliding -- How africa became black -- The future of human history as a science
Control code
zbn98064717
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
480 p., 32 p. of plates
Isbn
9780099302780
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(nzNZBN)10916660
Label
Guns, germs and steel : a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years, Jared Diamond
Publication
Note
First published: Jonathan Cape, 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. 429-457) and index
Contents
Up to the starting line -- A natural experiment of history -- Collision at Cajamarca -- Farmer power -- History's haves and have-nots -- To farm or not to farm -- How to make an almond -- Apples or Indians -- Zebras, unhappy marriages and the Anna Karenina principle -- Spacous skies and tilted axes -- Lethal gift of livestock -- Blueprints and borrowed letters -- Necessity's mother -- From egalitarianism to kleptocracy -- Yali's people -- How China became Chinese -- Speedboat to Polynesia -- Hemispheres colliding -- How africa became black -- The future of human history as a science
Control code
zbn98064717
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
480 p., 32 p. of plates
Isbn
9780099302780
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(nzNZBN)10916660

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