Book review of guns germs and steel
'Guns, Germs, and Steel' ReconsideredGuns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies has had the kind of impact that most scholarly authors can only dream about for their works. First published by W. Norton in , the book won a Pulitzer Prize the next year for its author, Jared Diamond, a professor of geography at the University of California at Los Angeles. Almost immediately, the book sold much better than most serious works more than 1 million copies and started to turn up on college reading lists -- in courses on world history, anthropology, sociology and other fields. By , the book was one of 12 recommended to freshmen at the University of California at Berkeley along with some works that had been around a while longer, like Genesis and Exodus from the Bible. In , Cornell University had all of its freshmen read the book.
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
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