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Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies, Jared Diamond

Label
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies
Title
Guns, germs, and steel
Title remainder
the fates of human societies
Statement of responsibility
Jared Diamond
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Awards note
  • Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1998.
  • Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, 1998.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HM206
LC item number
.D48 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies, Jared Diamond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-457) and index
Contents
  • pt. 2.
  • Rise and spread of food production
  • ch. 4.
  • Farmer power: the roots of guns, germs, and steel
  • ch. 5.
  • History's haves and have-nots: geographic differences in the onset of food production --
  • pt. 1.
  • From Eden to Cajamarca
  • ch. 1.
  • Up to the starting line: What happened on all the continents before 11,000 B.C.?
  • ch. 2.
  • Natural experiment of history: how geography molded societies on Polynesian islands
  • ch. 3.
  • Collision at Cajamarca: why the Inca Emperor Atahuallpa did not capture King Charles I of Spain
  • ch. 6.
  • To farm or not to farm: causes of the spread of food production
  • ch. 7.
  • How to make an almond: the unconscious development of ancient crops
  • ch. 8.
  • Apples or Indians: why did peoples of some regions fail to domesticate plants?
  • ch. 9.
  • Zebras, unhappy marriages, and the Anna Karenina principle: why were most big wild mammal species never domesticated? --
  • ch. 13.
  • Necessity's mother: the evolution of technology
  • ch. 14.
  • From egalitarianism to kleptocracy: The evolution of government and religion
  • pt. 4.
  • Around the world in five chapters
  • ch. 15.
  • Yali's people: the histories of Australia and New Guinea --
  • ch. 10.
  • Spacious skies and tilted axes: why did food production spread at different rates on different continents?
  • pt. 3.
  • From food to guns, germs, and steel
  • ch. 11.
  • Lethal gift of livestock: the evolution of germs
  • ch. 12.
  • Blueprints and borrowed letters
  • ch. 16.
  • How China became Chinese: the history of East Asia
  • ch. 17.
  • Speedboat to Polynesia: the history of the Austronesian expansion
  • ch. 18.
  • Hemispheres colliding: the histories of Eurasia and the Americas compared
  • ch. 19.
  • How Africa became black: the history of Africa
Control code
ocm35792200
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
480 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393038910
Lccn
96037068
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780393038910
Label
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies, Jared Diamond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-457) and index
Contents
  • pt. 2.
  • Rise and spread of food production
  • ch. 4.
  • Farmer power: the roots of guns, germs, and steel
  • ch. 5.
  • History's haves and have-nots: geographic differences in the onset of food production --
  • pt. 1.
  • From Eden to Cajamarca
  • ch. 1.
  • Up to the starting line: What happened on all the continents before 11,000 B.C.?
  • ch. 2.
  • Natural experiment of history: how geography molded societies on Polynesian islands
  • ch. 3.
  • Collision at Cajamarca: why the Inca Emperor Atahuallpa did not capture King Charles I of Spain
  • ch. 6.
  • To farm or not to farm: causes of the spread of food production
  • ch. 7.
  • How to make an almond: the unconscious development of ancient crops
  • ch. 8.
  • Apples or Indians: why did peoples of some regions fail to domesticate plants?
  • ch. 9.
  • Zebras, unhappy marriages, and the Anna Karenina principle: why were most big wild mammal species never domesticated? --
  • ch. 13.
  • Necessity's mother: the evolution of technology
  • ch. 14.
  • From egalitarianism to kleptocracy: The evolution of government and religion
  • pt. 4.
  • Around the world in five chapters
  • ch. 15.
  • Yali's people: the histories of Australia and New Guinea --
  • ch. 10.
  • Spacious skies and tilted axes: why did food production spread at different rates on different continents?
  • pt. 3.
  • From food to guns, germs, and steel
  • ch. 11.
  • Lethal gift of livestock: the evolution of germs
  • ch. 12.
  • Blueprints and borrowed letters
  • ch. 16.
  • How China became Chinese: the history of East Asia
  • ch. 17.
  • Speedboat to Polynesia: the history of the Austronesian expansion
  • ch. 18.
  • Hemispheres colliding: the histories of Eurasia and the Americas compared
  • ch. 19.
  • How Africa became black: the history of Africa
Control code
ocm35792200
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
480 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393038910
Lccn
96037068
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780393038910

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