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Guns, Germs and Steel : A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000 Years
Guns Germs and Steel A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000 Years
Author: Jared Diamond
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then develope...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780099302780
ISBN-10: 0099302780
Publication Date: 1998
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3.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Vintage Uk
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
Read's like a doctoral thesis. So redundant that one wonders if the author was being paid by the word.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is not the easiest read in the world, but definately offers fascinating material for thought.
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Helpful Score: 4
Interesting arguments, presented in a very clear and matter-of-fact way. Was not a fan of the prose however. Very dry, chapters did not really seem to flow together. Given such a gripping topic, would have expected a bit more page "turn-ability".
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Helpful Score: 3
very interesting theories on causation in History. Takes some thinking but really interesting
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Helpful Score: 3
You will never look at the world around you in the same way after reading this book. It gives some interesting answers as to how different cultures where shaped depending upon where they were located and and the food that was available.
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