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Guns, Germs and Steel : Patterns of Life - Jared Diamond

Guns, Germs and Steel

Patterns of Life

Paperback Published: 10th January 2019
ISBN: 9781784873639
Number Of Pages: 528

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A series of special editions of the best popular science books to explore the patterns of our planet. Designed by Patternity, the award-winning creative studio and pattern consultancy.

Patterns of Life: Special Editions of Groundbreaking Science Books

Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? In this Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians. An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel remains a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science.

Industry Reviews

"Monumental and monumentally good" -- William Leith, 4 stars * Scotsman *
"A book of big questions, and big answers" * Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens *
"A book of remarkable scope... One of the most important and readable works on the human past" * Nature *
"Fascinating, coherent, compassionate and completely accessible" * Sunday Telegraph *
"A prodigious, convincing work, conceived on a grand scale" * Observer *

ISBN: 9781784873639
ISBN-10: 1784873632
Series: Patterns of Life
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 10th January 2019
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 13.1  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.47

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Jared Diamond

About the Author


Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.

 Among Dr. Diamond's many awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Japan's Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Prize honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by Rockefeller University. He has published more than six hundred articles and several books including the New York Times bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize

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