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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
Title
Guns, germs, and steel
Title remainder
the fates of human societies
Statement of responsibility
Jared Diamond
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way in which the modern world, and its inequalities, came to be."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Diamond, Jared M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social evolution
  • Civilization
  • Ethnology
  • Human beings
  • Culture diffusion
Label
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies, Jared Diamond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 466-496) and index
Contents
Prologue : Yali's question -- Pt. 1. From Eden to Cajamarca -- Ch. 1. Up to the starting line -- Ch. 2. A natural experiment of history -- Ch. 3. Collision at Cajamarca -- Pt. 2. The rise and spread of food production -- Ch. 4. Farmer power -- Ch. 5. History's haves and have-nots -- Ch. 6. To farm or not to farm -- Ch. 7. How to make an almond -- Ch. 8. Apples or Indians -- Ch. 9. Zebras, unhappy marriages, and the Anna Karenina principle -- Ch. 10. Spacious skies and tilted axes -- Pt. 3. From food to guns, germs, and steel -- Ch. 11. Lethal gift of livestock -- Ch. 12. Blueprints and borrowed letters -- Ch. 13. Necessity's mother -- Ch. 14. From egalitarianism to kleptocracy -- Pt. 4. Around the world in five chapters -- Ch. 15. Yali's people -- Ch. 16. How China became Chinese -- Ch. 17. Speedboat to Polynesia -- Ch. 18. Hemispheres colliding -- Ch. 19. How Africa became black -- Epilogue : the future of human history as a science -- Who are the Japanese? -- 2003 afterword : guns, germs, and steel today
Control code
10564494
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
518 p., 16 p. of plates
Isbn
9780393061314
Lccn
2005284261
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (DLC) 2005284261
  • (OCoLC)ocm60820242
  • (BNAtoc)V4L18129
  • (Nz)10564494
  • (OCoLC)60820242
Label
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies, Jared Diamond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 466-496) and index
Contents
Prologue : Yali's question -- Pt. 1. From Eden to Cajamarca -- Ch. 1. Up to the starting line -- Ch. 2. A natural experiment of history -- Ch. 3. Collision at Cajamarca -- Pt. 2. The rise and spread of food production -- Ch. 4. Farmer power -- Ch. 5. History's haves and have-nots -- Ch. 6. To farm or not to farm -- Ch. 7. How to make an almond -- Ch. 8. Apples or Indians -- Ch. 9. Zebras, unhappy marriages, and the Anna Karenina principle -- Ch. 10. Spacious skies and tilted axes -- Pt. 3. From food to guns, germs, and steel -- Ch. 11. Lethal gift of livestock -- Ch. 12. Blueprints and borrowed letters -- Ch. 13. Necessity's mother -- Ch. 14. From egalitarianism to kleptocracy -- Pt. 4. Around the world in five chapters -- Ch. 15. Yali's people -- Ch. 16. How China became Chinese -- Ch. 17. Speedboat to Polynesia -- Ch. 18. Hemispheres colliding -- Ch. 19. How Africa became black -- Epilogue : the future of human history as a science -- Who are the Japanese? -- 2003 afterword : guns, germs, and steel today
Control code
10564494
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
518 p., 16 p. of plates
Isbn
9780393061314
Lccn
2005284261
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (DLC) 2005284261
  • (OCoLC)ocm60820242
  • (BNAtoc)V4L18129
  • (Nz)10564494
  • (OCoLC)60820242

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