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  • Guns, Germs, and Steel

  • The Fates of Human Societies
  • Written by: Jared Diamond
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

Written by: Jared Diamond
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
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Publisher's Summary

Pulitzer Prize Winner, General Nonfiction, 1998

In this groundbreaking work, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. It is a story that spans 13,000 years of human history, beginning when Stone Age hunter-gatherers constituted the entire human population. Guns, Germs, and Steel is a world history that really is a history of all the world's peoples, a unified narrative of human life.

©1997 Jared Diamond (P)2001 HighBridge Company

What the critics say

"The scope and explanatory power of this book are astounding." (The New Yorker)

"Guns, Germs, and Steel is an artful, informative, and delightful book....There is nothing like a radically new angle of vision for bringing out unsuspected dimensions of a subject." (The New York Review of Books)

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love it

Amazing amazing amazing book. Most insightful and interesting human history ever written!!

I'm just disappointed I didnt have knowledge about this book earlier

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informative, interesting

A good abridgement of the full work. A few bits are slightly dated, but it was well worth the download.

Well narrated

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