Guns, Germs, and Steel

The Fates of Human Societies
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Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: B01472
Released: Jul 11, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781565115149
Narrator/s: Grover Gardner
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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Description

Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeIn this groundbreaking work, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. It is a story that spans 13,000 years of human history, beginning when Stone Age hunter-gatherers constituted the entire human population. Guns, Germs, and Steel is a world history that really is a history of all the world's peoples, a unified narrative of human life.

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Author(s): Jared Diamond

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CD
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Author(s): Jared Diamond
Product Number DD0122
Released: Jun 07, 2011
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ISBN: #9780307932426
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Author(s): Jared Diamond
Narrator(s): Doug Ordunio
Product Number Z100023872
Released: Jan 18, 2011
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307932440

Professional reviews

"Grover Gardener does as well with scientific material as he does with more traditional literature, giving it spirit and vitality while sounding as interested in the information as readers will be. Although he doesn't pronounce "bonobo" (pigmy chimp) like the keepers in the zoo, nor "Tenochtitl‡n" like a Mexican, his technical pronunciation is otherwise flawless. The abridgment to one-third of the original does no serious damage, but only deprives readers the privilege of enjoying more of this Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the evolution of civilization. Few writers could ever take so complex a subject and render it as palatable and memorable as Professor Diamond. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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