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About The Author
Jared Diamond, professor of physiology at the UCLA School of medicine, began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, and has received a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, a Phi Beta Kappa Award, the Burr Award of the National Geographic Society, and the National Medal of Science. He has published over 200 articles in Discover, Natural History, Nature, and Geo magazines.

Table Of Contents
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Prologue: Yali's Question
The regional differing courses of history
Part One: From Eden to Cajamarca
    • Chapter 1: Up to The Starting Line
    • What happened on all the continents before 11,000 B.C.?
    • Chapter 2: A Natural Experiment Of History
    • How geography molded societies Polynesian islands
    • Chapter 3: Collision at Cajamarca
    • Why the Inca emperor Atahullpa did not capture King Charles I of Spain
Part Two: The Rise and Spread of Food Production
    • Chapter 4: Farmer Power
    • The roots of guns, germs, and steel
    • Chapter 5: History Haves and Have-Nots
    • Geographic different in the onset of food production
    • Chapter 6: To Farm or Not to Farm
    • Causes of the spread of food production
    • Chapter 7: How to Make an Almond
    • The unconscious development of ancient crops
    • Chapter 8: Apples or Indians
    • Why did people of some regions fail to domesticate plants?
    • Chapter 9: Zebras, Unhappy Marriages, and The Anna Karenina Principle
    • Why were most big wild mammal species never domesticated?
    • Chapter 10: Spacious Skies and Tilted Axes
    • why did food production spread at different rates on different continents?
Part Three: From Food to Guns, Germs, and Steel
    • Chapter 11: Lethal Gift of Livestock
    • The evolution of germs
    • Chapter 12: Blueprints and Borrowed Letters
    • The evolution of writing
    • Chapter 13: Necessity's Mother
    • The evolution of technology
    • Chapter 14: From Egalitarianism to Kleptocracy
    • The evolution of government and religion
Part Four: Around the World in Five Chapters
    • Chapter 15: Yali's People
    • The histories of Australia and New Guinea
    • Chapter 16: How China Became Chinese
    • The history of East Asia
    • Chapter 17: Speedboat to Polynesia
    • The history of the Austronesian expansion
    • Chapter 18: Hemispheres Colliding
    • The history of Eurasia and the Americas compared
    • Chapter 19: How Africa Became Black
    • The history of Africa
Epilogue: The Future of Human History as a Science
2003 Afterword: Guns, Germs, and Steel Today
Acknowledgments
Further Readings
Credits
Index

Specifications of Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (English) Later Printing Edition (Paperback)

Contributors
Author Jared M. Diamond
Book Details
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Year 1999 April
ISBN-13 9780393317558
ISBN-10 0393317552
Language English
Edition Later Printing
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 480 Pages
Dimensions
Width 6.13 inch
Height 1.43 inch
Depth 1.25 inch
Weight 567 g
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One of the best, if not the best books I have read until now. Taught me so much on evolution, it is entertaining and educative at the same time. The reasoning and the depth given to each detail is very good. Evolution, roots of agriculture, writing, technology development is exceptionally told. Explained very lucidly this book is a must for every person interested in History, Science, and Geography.
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