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

Jared Diamond

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs and Steel examines the rise of civilization and the issues its development has raised throughout history. Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government, and technology. Diamond also dissects racial theories of global history, and the resulting work-Guns, Germs and Steel-is a major contribution to our understanding the evolution of human societies.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs and Steel examines the rise of civilization and the issues its development has raised throughout history. Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government, and technology. Diamond also dissects racial theories of global history, and the resulting work-Guns, Germs and Steel-is a major contribution to our understanding the evolution of human societies.
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs and Steel examines the rise of civilization and the issues its development has raised throughout history. Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government, and technology. Diamond also dissects racial theories of global history, and the resulting work-Guns, Germs and Steel-is a major contribution to our understanding the evolution of human societies.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Doug Ordunio

Length:

16h 23m


Chapters

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