Jared Diamond

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies


Main Details
Author Jared Diamond
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Cover/Jacket Design by Calvin Chu
Cover Art by Sir John Everett Millais*
Copyright Holder Jared Diamond
Composition Maple-Vail Book Manufacturing Group
Manufacturing by Maple-Vail Book Manufacturing Group
Book Design by Chris Welch
First Published In Paperback
Identifying Codes
ISBN 10 0-393-31755-2
EAN 5 51695
Barcode 9780393317558
Price $16.95 USA
Price $24.99 CAN.
Library of Congress Classification Number HM206.D48 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 303.4—dc21
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 96-37068
Printer's Key 65 66 67 68 69 70
Format Paperback
Publication Location United States
Page Count 494 pages
Font Sabon, Trajan Bold
Language English
Chapters Preface to the Paperback Edition

Prologue: Yali's Question

Part One: From Eden to Cajamarca
Chapter 1: Up to the Starting Line
Chapter 2: A Natural Experiment of History
Chapter 3: Collision at Cajamarca

Part Two: The Rise and Spread of Food Production
Chapter 4: Farmer Power
Chapter 5: History's Haves and Have-nots
Chapter 6: To Farm or Not to Farm
Chapter 7: How to Make an Almond
Chapter 8: Apples or Indians
Chapter 9: Zebras, Unhappy Marriages, and the Anna Karenina Principle
Chapter 10: Spacious Skies and Tilted Axes

Part Three: From Food to Guns, Germs, and Steel
Chapter 11: Lethal Gift of Livestock
Chapter 12: Blueprints and Borrowed Letters
Chapter 13: Necessity's Mother
Chapter 14: From Egalitarianism to Kleptocracy

Part Four: Around the World in Five Chapters
Chapter 15: Yali's People
Chapter 16: How China Became Chinese
Chapter 17: Speedboat to Polynesia
Chapter 18: Hemispheres Colliding
Chapter 19: How Africa Became Black

Epilogue: The Future of Human History as a Science

2003 Afterword: Guns, Germs, and Steel Today
Further Readings
Notes Printed in the United States of America


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