Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
W. W. Norton | 2005 | ISBN: 0393061310 | 512 pages | PDF | 3,4 MB
Explaining what William McNeill called The Rise of the West has become the central problem in the study of global history. In Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond presents the biologist's answer: geography, demography, and ecological happenstance. Diamond evenhandedly reviews human history on every continent since the Ice Age at a rate that emphasizes only the broadest movements of peoples and ideas.