Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies 20th Anniversary Edition

Guns  Germs  and Steel  The Fates of Human Societies  20th Anniversary Edition

Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental ...

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393609295

Category: History

Page: 528

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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates 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 developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.
Categories: History

Guns Germs Steel NEW

Guns  Germs   Steel  NEW

PADA 1970-an, ketika sedang berada di Papua untuk meneliti burung, Jared Diamond ditanyai oleh sahabatnya yang orang Papua: Mengapa orang kulit putih membuat banyak barang berharga, sementara orang Papua tidak?

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia

ISBN: 9786024241384

Category: History

Page: 638

View: 987

PADA 1970-an, ketika sedang berada di Papua untuk meneliti burung, Jared Diamond ditanyai oleh sahabatnya yang orang Papua: Mengapa orang kulit putih membuat banyak barang berharga, sementara orang Papua tidak? Pertanyaan itu sebenarnya adalah pertanyaan mengenai mengapa kemajuan peradaban di berbagai benua itu berbeda-beda. Guns, Germs & Steel, buku pemenang Hadiah Pulitzer 1998, adalah jawaban Jared Diamond bagi pertanyaan sahabatnya. Mengapa sebagian bangsa di dunia bisa mencapai kemajuan teknologi dan peradaban, sehingga lantas menaklukkan dan menjajah bangsa di bagian dunia lain? Apakah itu karena bangsa-bangsa itu hakikatnya lebih unggul daripada lainnya? Atau semua bangsa sama saja, dan yang membedakan adalah faktor lingkungan berupa tanah, iklim, flora-fauna, dan sejarah alam? Guns, Germs & Steel mengajak kita melihat riwayat peradaban manusia pada masa tepat sebelum masa sejarah—mulai sekitar tahun 11000 SM—yang justru penting karena pada waktu itulah unsur-unsur pembentuk peradaban manusia seperti pertanian dan bahasa muncul. Dari situ kita diajak meninjau perkembangan di semua benua, dan mengetahui mengapa kemajuan peradaban manusia di berbagai tempat itu berbeda-beda.
Categories: History

Guns Germs and Steel

Guns  Germs  and Steel

The author dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors he feels are responsible for history's broadest patterns.

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393354326

Category: History

Page: 494

View: 722

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 developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.
Categories: History

Guns Germs Steel

Guns  Germs   Steel

Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer, Guns, Germs, and Steel attempts to answer why human history unfolded differently on different continents.

Author: Riley Quinn

Publisher: Macat Library

ISBN: 1912127970

Category: History

Page: 98

View: 733

In his 1997 work Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond marshals evidence from five continents and across 13,000 years of human history in an attempt to answer the question of why that history unfolded so differently in various parts of the globe. His results offer new explanations for why the unequal divisions of power and wealth so familiar to us today came into existence - and have persisted. Balancing materials drawn from a vast range of sources, addressing core problems that have fascinated historians, anthropologists, biologists and geographers alike - and blending his analysis to create a compelling narrative that became an international best-seller and reached a broad general market - required a mastery of the critical thinking skill of reasoning that few other scholars can rival. Diamond's reasoning skills allow him to persuade his readers of the value of his interdisciplinary approach and produce well-structured arguments that keep them turning pages even as he refocuses his analysis from one disparate example to another. Diamond adds to that a spectacular ability to grasp the meaning of the available evidence produced by scholars in those widely different disciplines - making Guns, Germs and Steel equally valuable as an exercise in high-level interpretation.
Categories: History

Guns Germs and Steel

Guns  Germs and Steel

were Europeans, rather than Africans or Native Americans, the ones to end up with guns, the nastiest germs, and steel? While some progress has been made in identifying those ultimate causes in the case of Europe's conquest of the New ...

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448180202

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 784

'A book of big questions, and big answers' Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? And what can it teach us about our current crisis? 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 is a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science that can provide expert insight into our modern world. **WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE** **Over One Million Copies Sold**
Categories: History

Summary and Analysis of Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies

Summary and Analysis of Guns  Germs  and Steel  The Fates of Human Societies

UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Accessed September 17, 2016. http://www.caes.ucdavis.edu/research/dept. Crosby, Alfred. “Geography Is Fate: Guns, Germs, and Steel.” Review of Guns, Germs, and Steel.

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504043106

Category: Study Aids

Page: 35

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Guns, Germs, and Steel tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Jared Diamond’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond: Professor Jared Diamond’s informative and fascinating Pulitzer Prize–winning Guns, Germs, and Steel explores a historic question: Why were the Eurasian peoples able to dominate those from other lands? Diamond argues that it was ecology and geography—not race—that shaped the modern world. Societies that developed in regions with fertile land for farming and that had domesticable plants and animals were able to progress more quickly, thereby creating the tools to conquer preliterate cultures. Drawing on a variety of disciplines—from linguistics, genetics, and epidemiology to biology, anthropology, and technology—Guns, Germs, and Steel offers an eloquently argued view of the development of human societies. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
Categories: Study Aids

Guns Germs Steel

Guns  Germs   Steel

“The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond: A Review.” Guardian, January 9, 2013. Accessed May 23, 2015. http://www.theguardian. com/books/2013/jan/09/history-society. Diamond, Jared. “Guns, Germs, and Steel.” New York Review of Books, ...

Author: Riley Quinn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351350501

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In his 1997 work Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond marshals evidence from five continents and across 13,000 years of human history in an attempt to answer the question of why that history unfolded so differently in various parts of the globe. His results offer new explanations for why the unequal divisions of power and wealth so familiar to us today came into existence - and have persisted. Balancing materials drawn from a vast range of sources, addressing core problems that have fascinated historians, anthropologists, biologists and geographers alike - and blending his analysis to create a compelling narrative that became an international best-seller and reached a broad general market - required a mastery of the critical thinking skill of reasoning that few other scholars can rival. Diamond's reasoning skills allow him to persuade his readers of the value of his interdisciplinary approach and produce well-structured arguments that keep them turning pages even as he refocuses his analysis from one disparate example to another. Diamond adds to that a spectacular ability to grasp the meaning of the available evidence produced by scholars in those widely different disciplines - making Guns, Germs and Steel equally valuable as an exercise in high-level interpretation.
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Guns Germs and Steel

Guns  Germs and Steel

An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel remains a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science.

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: Vintage Classic

ISBN: 1784873632

Category:

Page: 528

View: 689

PATTERNED PLANET: 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.
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Guns Germs and Steel

Guns  Germs and Steel

This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so differently on different continents.

Author: Jared M. Diamond

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780099302780

Category: Civilization

Page: 480

View: 176

This book answers the most obvious, the most important, yet the most difficult question about human history: why history unfolded so differently on different continents. Geography and biography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians
Categories: Civilization