Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe?
Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and bio-geography, 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 groundbreaking and humane work of popular science.
‘FASCINATING, COHERENT, COMPASSIONATE AND COMPLETELY ACCESSIBLE’ -Sunday Telegraph
‘A BOOK OF BIG QUESTIONS, AND BIG ANSWERS’ -Yuval Noah Harari
“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
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Rhône-Poulenc Science Book Prize
‘A BOOK OF REMARKABLE SCOPE… ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND READABLE WORKS ON THE HUMAN PAST –Nature