Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond buy used Used & Rare price $6.79 new from$16.68 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0393317552 ISBN - 13:9780393317558 Seller Comments: Minor wear on corners, crease lines along spine Used-Acceptable. From the Publisher In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, ) 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, 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.