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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, New Edition
Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies New Edition
Author: Jared Diamond
With a new chapter. The phenomenal bestseller—over 1.5 million copies sold—is now a major PBS special. — Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs, and Steel is a brilliant work answering the question of why the peoples of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their peoples....  more »
ISBN-13: 9780393061314
ISBN-10: 0393061310
Publication Date: 7/11/2005
Pages: 512
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, 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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