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The Resource Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies, Jared Diamond ; [with a new afterword about the modern world]

Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies, Jared Diamond ; [with a new afterword about the modern world]

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 ; [with a new afterword about the modern world]
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Diamond, Jared M
Dewey number
303.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HM206
LC item number
.D48 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social evolution
  • Civilization
  • Ethnology
  • Human beings
  • Culture diffusion
  • Etnologia (evolução; civilização; cultura)
  • Civilização (história)
  • Ciências humanas
Label
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies, Jared Diamond ; [with a new afterword about the modern world]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Afterword dated 2003: cf. p. 426
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 442-471) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yali's question: The regionally differing courses of history -- From Eden to Cajamarca. Up to the starting line: What happened on all the continents before 11,000 B.C.? -- A natural experiment of history: How geography molded societies on Polynesian islands -- Collision at Cajamarca: Why the Inca emperor Atahuallpa did not capture King Charles I of Spain -- The rise and spread of food production. Farmer power: The roots of guns, germs, and steel -- History's haves and have-nots: Geographic differences in the onset of food production -- To farm or not to farm: Causes of the spread of food production -- How to make an almond: The unconscious development of ancient crops -- Apples or Indians: Why did peoples of some regions fail to domesticate plants? -- Zebras, unhappy marriages, and the Anna Karenina principle: Why were most big wild mammal species never domesticated? -- Spacious skies and tilted axes: Why did food production spread at different rates on different continents? -- From food to guns, germs, and steel. Lethal gift of livestock: The evolution of germs -- Blueprints and borrowed letters: The evolution of writing -- Necessity's mother: The evolution of technology -- From egalitarianism to kleptocracy: The evolution of government and religion -- Around the world in five chapters. Yali's people: The histories of Australia and New Guinea -- How China became Chinese: The history of East Asia -- Speedboat to Polynesia: The history of Austronesian expansion -- Hemispheres colliding: The histories of Eurasia and the Americas compared -- How Africa became black: The history of Africa -- The future of human history as a science -- 2003 afterword: Guns, germs, and steel today
Control code
1115787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
494 pages
Isbn
9780393317558
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005284124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1115787
  • (Sirsi) 1115787
  • (OCoLC)61484921
Label
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies, Jared Diamond ; [with a new afterword about the modern world]
Publication
Note
Afterword dated 2003: cf. p. 426
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 442-471) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yali's question: The regionally differing courses of history -- From Eden to Cajamarca. Up to the starting line: What happened on all the continents before 11,000 B.C.? -- A natural experiment of history: How geography molded societies on Polynesian islands -- Collision at Cajamarca: Why the Inca emperor Atahuallpa did not capture King Charles I of Spain -- The rise and spread of food production. Farmer power: The roots of guns, germs, and steel -- History's haves and have-nots: Geographic differences in the onset of food production -- To farm or not to farm: Causes of the spread of food production -- How to make an almond: The unconscious development of ancient crops -- Apples or Indians: Why did peoples of some regions fail to domesticate plants? -- Zebras, unhappy marriages, and the Anna Karenina principle: Why were most big wild mammal species never domesticated? -- Spacious skies and tilted axes: Why did food production spread at different rates on different continents? -- From food to guns, germs, and steel. Lethal gift of livestock: The evolution of germs -- Blueprints and borrowed letters: The evolution of writing -- Necessity's mother: The evolution of technology -- From egalitarianism to kleptocracy: The evolution of government and religion -- Around the world in five chapters. Yali's people: The histories of Australia and New Guinea -- How China became Chinese: The history of East Asia -- Speedboat to Polynesia: The history of Austronesian expansion -- Hemispheres colliding: The histories of Eurasia and the Americas compared -- How Africa became black: The history of Africa -- The future of human history as a science -- 2003 afterword: Guns, germs, and steel today
Control code
1115787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
494 pages
Isbn
9780393317558
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005284124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1115787
  • (Sirsi) 1115787
  • (OCoLC)61484921

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