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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

  • Published: 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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