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

Jared Diamond

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Description:

In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion-as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war-and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth Club of California's Gold Medal.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Doug Ordunio

Length:

16h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

53:13


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

46:34


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

35:18


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

37:21


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

17:11


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

25:13


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

24:36


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

40:25


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

01:04:29


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

46:14


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

37:26


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

52:04


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

50:09


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

01:08:14


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

01:15:26


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

01:09:27


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

26:58


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

47:34


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

55:08


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

57:39


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

51:49


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

00:42