Weapons, Germs, and Steel By Jared Diamond
Weapons, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies is a 1997 transdisciplinary non-fiction historical past e book by Jared Diamond. In 1998, Weapons, Germs, and Steel received the Pulitzer Prize for basic nonfiction and the Aventis Prize for Finest Science Ebook.
On this “clever, informative, and pleasant” (William H. McNeill, New York Evaluate of Books) e book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental elements formed the trendy world. Societies that had had a head begin in meals manufacturing superior past the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed faith –in addition to nasty germs and potent weapons of conflict and adventured on sea and land to beat and decimate preliterate cultures. A significant advance in our understanding of human societies, Weapons, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way in which that the trendy world got here to be and stunningly dismantles racially primarily based theories of human historical past. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth membership of California’s Gold Medal.