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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
Title variation
Guns, germs, & steel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1997
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 1998.
  • Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 1998.
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154814
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DLC
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Diamond, Jared M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1440L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
12.6
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True
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Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Social evolution
  • Civilization
  • Ethnology
  • Human beings
  • Culture diffusion
Target audience
adult
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the fates of human societies
Label
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies, Jared Diamond
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 466-496) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yali's question: The regionally differing courses of history -- From Eden to Cajamarca. Up to the starting line: What happened on all the continents before 11,000 B.C.? -- A natural experiment of history: How geography molded societies on Polynesian islands -- Collision at Cajamarca: Why the Inca emperor Atahuallpa did not capture King Charles I of Spain -- The rise and spread of food production. Farmer power: The roots of guns, germs, and steel -- History's haves and have-nots: Geographic differences in the onset of food production -- To farm or not to farm: Causes of the spread of food production -- How to make an almond: The unconscious development of ancient crops -- Apples or Indians: Why did peoples of some regions fail to domesticate plants? -- Zebras, unhappy marriages, and the Anna Karenina principle: Why were most big wild mammal species never domesticated? -- Spacious skies and tilted axes: Why did food production spread at different rates on different continents? -- From food to guns, germs, and steel. Lethal gift of livestock: The evolution of germs -- Blueprints and borrowed letters: The evolution of writing -- Necessity's mother: The evolution of technology -- From egalitarianism to kleptocracy: The evolution of government and religion -- Around the world in five chapters. Yali's people: The histories of Australia and New Guinea -- How China became Chinese: The history of East Asia -- Speedboat to Polynesia: The history of Austronesian expansion -- Hemispheres colliding: The histories of Eurasia and the Americas compared -- How Africa became black: The history of Africa -- The future of human history as a science -- Who are the Japanese? 2003 afterword: Guns, germs, and steel today
Control code
513197
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
518 pages
Isbn
9780393061314
Lccn
2005284261
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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(Sirsi) i9780393061314
Label
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies, Jared Diamond
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 466-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yali's question: The regionally differing courses of history -- From Eden to Cajamarca. Up to the starting line: What happened on all the continents before 11,000 B.C.? -- A natural experiment of history: How geography molded societies on Polynesian islands -- Collision at Cajamarca: Why the Inca emperor Atahuallpa did not capture King Charles I of Spain -- The rise and spread of food production. Farmer power: The roots of guns, germs, and steel -- History's haves and have-nots: Geographic differences in the onset of food production -- To farm or not to farm: Causes of the spread of food production -- How to make an almond: The unconscious development of ancient crops -- Apples or Indians: Why did peoples of some regions fail to domesticate plants? -- Zebras, unhappy marriages, and the Anna Karenina principle: Why were most big wild mammal species never domesticated? -- Spacious skies and tilted axes: Why did food production spread at different rates on different continents? -- From food to guns, germs, and steel. Lethal gift of livestock: The evolution of germs -- Blueprints and borrowed letters: The evolution of writing -- Necessity's mother: The evolution of technology -- From egalitarianism to kleptocracy: The evolution of government and religion -- Around the world in five chapters. Yali's people: The histories of Australia and New Guinea -- How China became Chinese: The history of East Asia -- Speedboat to Polynesia: The history of Austronesian expansion -- Hemispheres colliding: The histories of Eurasia and the Americas compared -- How Africa became black: The history of Africa -- The future of human history as a science -- Who are the Japanese? 2003 afterword: Guns, germs, and steel today
Control code
513197
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
518 pages
Isbn
9780393061314
Lccn
2005284261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780393061314

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