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Aug Book: Guns, Germs and Steel

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Jared Diamond


About the Book:

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.

About The Author
Jared Diamond, professor of physiology at the UCLA School of medicine, began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, and has received a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, a Phi Beta Kappa Award, the Burr Award of the National Geographic Society, and the National Medal of Science. He has published over 200 articles in Discover, Natural History, Nature, and Geo magazines.



Guns, Germs and Steel on Wikipedia

PBS Documentary

Nytimes review

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  • arvind b.

    Looking forward to see you all tomorrow. In case you run into any issues, please feel free to call me. My number is Eight Eight Six One Two Zero One Three Eight One.

    August 27, 2013

  • arvind b.

    Hello everyone, One more weekend to go before our meetup. Just wanted to remind everyone that the discussion would be much more meaningful to your and everybody if you have read the book. So get busy this weekend :) Looking forward to see you all on Wednesday!

    August 24, 2013

  • Kavita

    Folks - I have the eBook for this pls email me at [masked] so I can send it to you!

    1 · July 13, 2013

    • viv m.

      hi, I am new, and would like to read this book, [masked] Thanks

      July 25, 2013

    • Akshay M.

      Hey, I would also love to have the ebook. My mail id is [masked]. Thanks.

      July 26, 2013

  • Nishaanth

    Hi all, I am really interested to attend one of these sessions. Unfortunately I am mostly occupied during the weekdays, is there any possibility of having one of these meetings on a weekend ?

    July 20, 2013

    • Nishaanth

      Thanks for the reply. One point (week) generalization may not be sound. Maybe you can have a poll before deciding the slot. Having said that, I will definitely try to make it to one of these weekday sessions.

      July 20, 2013

    • Kavita

      It is because of having numerous polls we've decided we wanted to meet during the weekdays! Please join our facebook group if you want to keep up to date on more recent announcements and buzz --> https://www.facebook.c...­

      July 21, 2013

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