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Armas, gérmenes y acero / Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
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With Fabian Chueca (other contributor) | from Debolsillo Mexico (April 26, 2016); titled "Armas, gérmenes y acero / Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies"
9786073139250 | details & prices | 588 pages | 4.50 × 7.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Hace trece mil anos la evolucion de las distintas sociedades humanas comenzo a tomar rumbos diferentes La domesticacion de los animales y el cultivo de plantas silvestres en China Mesoamerica y otras zonas geograficas otorgaron una ventaja inicial a los habitantes de esas regiones Sin embargo los origenes localizados de la agricultura y la ganaderia son solo parte de la explicacion de los diferentes destinos de los pueblos Las sociedades que superaron esta fase de cazadores recolectores se encontraron con mas posibilidades para desarrollar la escritura la tecnologia o las estructuras politicas ademas de sobrevivir a germenes nocivos y crear poderosas armas belicas En este libro el profesor Jared Diamond demuestra que la diversidad cultural hunde sus raices en las diferencias geograficas ecologicas y territoriales ligadas a cada caso concreto y analiza como evoluciono la humanidad y por que unos pueblos avanzaron hacia la civilizacion mientras que otros se quedaron estancados ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Fascinating Lays a foundation for understanding human history Bill Gates 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