Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies
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IL: UG - BL: 12.6 - AR Pts: 33
Adult Nonfiction - Adult Books
303.4 Dia
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494 pages : illus., maps ; 24 cm.
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Level 12.6, 33 Points


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Includes "Reading group guide"
Includes bibliographical references (p. 442-471) and index.
In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history.
Pulitzer Prize winner : 1998 for nonfiction.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Diamond, J. (20031999). Guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies (Norton 2003 afterword trade paperback edition). Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Diamond, Jared. 20031999. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York: Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies New York: Norton, 20031999.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Norton 2003 afterword trade paperback edition, Norton, 20031999.

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