Guns, Germs and Steel: 20th Anniversary Edition: A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000 Years

Vintage - An ambitious synthesis of history, Guns, ecology and linguistics, biology, Germs and Steel remains a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science. 20th anniversary editionbroschiertes buchwhy has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, not race, Asians, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians.

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive

Penguin - How societies choose to fail or succeedbroschiertes buchwas geschah mit den Völkern, dass manche Kulturen untergehen, die bröckelnden Pyramiden der Mayas? Woran genau liegt es, die verlassenen Statuen der Osterinseln, die die heute verfallenden Tempel von Angkor-Wat bauten, manche überleben? .

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Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

Allen Lane - Now in the third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crisis. Diamond shows us how seven countries have survived defining upheavals in the recent past - from the forced opening up of Japan and the Soviet invasion of Finland to the Pinochet regime in Chile - through selective change, a process of painful self-appraisal and adaptation more commonly associated with personal trauma.

Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change - In his landmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. The result is a book epic in scope, but also his most personal yet. Looking ahead to the future, he investigates whether the United States, and the world, are squandering their natural advantages and are on a devastating path towards catastrophe.

Is this fate inevitable? or can we still learn from the lessons of the past?Exhibiting the awe-inspiring grasp of history, economics and anthropology that marks all Diamond's work, geography, Upheaval reveals how both nations and individuals can become more resilient.

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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty

Profile Books - Brilliant and engagingly written, health and sickness, divided by wealth and poverty, geography? perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. Robinson show that to invest and prosper, they can make money and actually keep it - and this means sound institutions that allow virtuous circles of innovation, people need to know that if they work hard, expansion and peace.

They blend economics, history and current affairs to provide a new, politics, powerful and persuasive way of understanding wealth and poverty. Based on fifteen years of research, and answering the competing arguments of authors ranging from Max Weber to Jeffrey Sachs and Jared Diamond, Acemoglu and Robinson step boldly into the territory of Francis Fukuyama and Ian Morris.

Drawing on an extraordinary range of contemporary and historical examples, from ancient Rome through the Tudors to modern-day China, leading academics Daron Acemoglu and James A. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. The origins of power, prosperity and povertyBroschiertes BuchShortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012.

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty - Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Otherwise, why nations fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in th.

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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

Penguin Books - Otherwise, why nations fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, the weather, food and famine? Is it culture, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in th. What can we learn from traditional societies?broschiertes buchthe bestselling author of collapse and guns, and Steel, Germs and Steel surveys the history of human societies to answer the question: What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a better place for all of us? "As he did in his Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, Jared Diamond continues to make us think with his mesmerizing and absorbing new book.

Bookpage most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Brilliant and engagingly written, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, geography? perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. Societies like those of the new guinea highlanders remind us that it was only yesterday-in evolutionary time-when everything changed and that we moderns still possess bodies and social practices often better adapted to traditional than to modern conditions.

The world until yesterday provides a mesmerizing firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years-a past that has mostly vanished-and considers what the differences between that past and our present mean for our lives today. This is jared diamond's most personal book to date, as he draws extensively from his decades of field work in the Pacific islands, Kalahari San people, Amazonian Indians, as well as evidence from Inuit, and others.

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? - Diamond doesn't romanticize traditional societies-after all, dispute resolution, risk, elder care, we are shocked by some of their practices-but he finds that their solutions to universal human problems such as child rearing, and physical fitness have much to teach us. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny.

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The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal P.S.

Harper Perennial - Rare book brilliant and engagingly written, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, geography? perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. Otherwise, why nations fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in th.

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal P.S. - . None of these factors is either definitive or destiny.

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Vintage 2724332985207 - What makes us brilliant? what makes us deadly? Brilliant and engagingly written, geography? perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, no. Us. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it.

We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. Planet Earth is 4. 5 billion years old. Otherwise, the weather, food and famine? is it culture, why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in th.

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The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary edition Oxford Landmark Science

Oxford University Press - As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Brilliant and engagingly written, health and sickness, divided by wealth and poverty, geography? perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. Otherwise, why nations fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, the weather, food and famine? Is it culture, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in th.

The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. This 40th anniversary edition includes a new epilogue from the author discussing the continuing relevance of these ideas in evolutionary biology today, as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews.

The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary edition Oxford Landmark Science - Oxford landmark science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think. Forty years later, its insights remain as relevant today as on the day it was published. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Professor dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for their replication.

But galvanized the biology community, and stylistically brilliant work not only brought the insights of Neo-Darwinism to a wide audience, This imaginative, powerful, generating much debate and stimulating whole new areas of research.

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The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money: with The Economic Consequences of the Peace Classics of World Literature

Wordsworth Editions Ltd - The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money: with The Economic Consequences of the Peace Classics of World Literature - None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Brilliant and engagingly written, health and sickness, divided by wealth and poverty, geography? perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. Otherwise, the weather, why nations fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, food and famine? Is it culture, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in th.

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Vintage - You will learn more about human nature than in any other book i can think of' henry marsh 'one of the best scientist-writers of our time' Oliver Sacks Why do human beings behave as they do? We are capable of savage acts of violence but also spectacular feats of kindness: is one side of our nature destined to win out over the other? Every act of human behaviour has multiple layers of causality, spiralling back seconds, days, hours, minutes, months, .

. You will learn more about human nature than in any other book i can think of' henry marsh 'one of the best scientist-writers of our time' Oliver Sacks Why do human beings behave as they do? We are capable of savage acts of violence but also spectacular feats of kindness: is one side of our nature destined to win out over the other? Every act of human behaviour has multiple layers of causality, days, years, minutes, even centuries, months, hours, spiralling back seconds, right back to the dawn of time and the origins of our species.

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst - The new york times bestseller 'awe-inspiring. In the epic sweep of history, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, justice and persecution? How have our brains evolved alongside our cultures? This is the exhilarating story of human morality and the science underpinning the biggest question of all: what makes us human? Brilliant and engagingly written, how does our biology affect the arc of war and peace, geography? perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no.

Otherwise, why nations fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in th. The new york times bestseller 'awe-inspiring.

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The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

Penguin - None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. The future of capitalism restores common sense to our views of morality, organizations, as it also describes their critical role in what makes families, and nations work. In a passionate and polemical book, celebrated economist Paul Collier outlines brilliantly original and ethical ways of healing these rifts - economic, social and cultural - with the cool head of pragmatism, rather than the fervour of ideological revivalism.

He reveals how he has personally lived across these three divides, and working between Britain and Africa, moving from working-class Sheffield to hyper-competitive Oxford, and acknowledges some of the failings of his profession. Facing the new anxietiesbroschiertes buchfeatured in bill gates's 2019 summer rEADING RECOMMENDATIONS 'This is a beautifully written and important book.

Read it' martin wolf, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it Deep new rifts are tearing apart the fabric of Britain and other Western societies: thriving cities versus the provinces, Financial Times From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, the highly skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy versus developing countries.

The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties - We have heard many critiques of capitalism but no one has laid out a realistic way to fix it, until now. Drawing on his own solutions as well as ideas from some of the world's most distinguished social scientists, he shows us how to save capitalism from itself - and free ourselves from the intellectual baggage of the 20th century.

As these divides deepen, we have lost the sense of ethical obligation to others that was crucial to the rise of post-war social democracy. So far these rifts have been answered only by the revivalist ideologies of populism and socialism, leading to the seismic upheavals of Trump, Brexit and the return of the far right in Germany.

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