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  • Published: 19 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784873639
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 656
  • RRP: $24.99

Guns, Germs and Steel

(Patterns of Life)




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.

Read this specially designed new edition of Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer-prize winning exploration of what makes us human.

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 groundbreaking and humane work of popular science.

PATTERNS OF LIFE: SPECIAL EDITIONS OF GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE BOOKS

  • Pub date: 19 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784873639
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 656
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was named one of TIME’s best non-fiction books of all time, the number one international bestseller Collapse and most recently The World Until Yesterday. A professor of geography at UCLA and noted polymath, Diamond’s work has been influential in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history, among others.

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Praise for Guns, Germs and Steel

“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

“The most absorbing account on offer of the emergence of a world divided between have and have-nots... Never before put together so coherently, with such a combination of expertise, charm and compassion”

The Times

“Diamond's sideways-on view of human development may well establish its author as one of the very few scientists to have changed the way we think about history”

Sunday Telegraph

“A book of big questions, and big answers”

Yuval Noah Harari, Geographical

“This is the book that turned me from a historian of medieval warfare into a student of humankind”

Yuval Noah Harari, Week


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