Synopses & Reviews
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
In 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.
>“A brilliantly written, passionate whirlwind tour through 13,000 years of history.”
Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University Paul Ehrlich
artful, informative and delightful.
“Artful, informative and delightful.”
The New York Review of Books Paul Ehrlich
“I was blown away by Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel
- The CD version of Guns, Germs, and Steel has sold over 16,000 copies to date
- Reader Grover Gardner has been named a "Golden Voice" by AudioFile Magazine
About the Author
JARED DIAMOND is Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship ("Genius Award") and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award.AudioFile Golden Voice GROVER GARDNER is a published author and a narrator of many childrens, young adult, and adult audiobooks.