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Tykit, Taudit Ja Teräs - Guns, Germs And Steel

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Aseet, bakteerit ja teräs: ihmisyhteiskuntien kohtalot (myös nimeltään Guns, Germs and Steel: Lyhyt historia kaikille viimeisten 13 000 vuoden ajan) on Jared Diamondin, maantieteellisen ja fysiologian professorin, vuonna 1997 tekemä monitieteinen kirjastokirja. Kalifornian yliopisto, Los Angeles (UCLA). Vuonna 1998 Guns, Germs and Steel voitti Pulitzer-palkinnon yleisestä tietokirjallisuudesta ja Aventis-palkinnon parhaasta tieteellisestä kirjasta. Kirjallisuuteen perustuva dokumentti, jonka on tuottanut National Geographic Society, lähetettiin PBS: ssä heinäkuussa 2005.

Kirja pyrkii selittämään, miksi Euraasian ja Pohjois-Afrikan sivilisaatiot ovat selviytyneet ja valloittaneet toiset, mutta vastustaa ajatusta siitä, että Euraasian hegemonia johtuu Euraasian henkisen, moraalisen tai luontaisen geneettisen paremman muodosta. Diamond väittää, että inhimillisten yhteiskuntien vallan ja teknologian väliset aukot johtuvat pääasiassa ympäristöeroista, joita vahvistavat erilaiset positiiviset palautesilmukat. Kun kulttuuriset tai geneettiset erot ovat suosineet eurasialaisia ​​(esimerkiksi kirjallinen kieli tai endeemisten tautien vastustuskyvyn kehittyminen eurasialaisten keskuudessa), hän väittää, että nämä edut johtuivat maantieteiden vaikutuksesta yhteiskuntiin ja kulttuureihin (esimerkiksi helpottamalla kaupankäyntiä ja kulttuurien välistä kauppaa), eivätkä ne olleet luonteeltaan Euraasian genomeja.

Erinomaiset sivut, jonkin verran reunaa ja kannen kulumista.


Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (also titled Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years) is a 1997 transdisciplinary non-fiction book by Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 1998, Guns, Germs, and Steel won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and the Aventis Prize for Best Science Book. A documentary based on the book, and produced by the National Geographic Society, was broadcast on PBS in July 2005.

The book attempts to explain why Eurasian and North African civilizations have survived and conquered others, while arguing against the idea that Eurasian hegemony is due to any form of Eurasian intellectual, moral, or inherent genetic superiority. Diamond argues that the gaps in power and technology between human societies originate primarily in environmental differences, which are amplified by various positive feedback loops. When cultural or genetic differences have favored Eurasians (for example, written language or the development among Eurasians of resistance to endemic diseases), he asserts that these advantages occurred because of the influence of geography on societies and cultures (for example, by facilitating commerce and trade between different cultures) and were not inherent in the Eurasian genomes.

Excellent pages, some edge and cover wear.

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Author(s):
Jared Diamond
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9525202569
Number of pages:
508
Publisher:
Terra Cognita

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Aseet, bakteerit ja teräs: ihmisyhteiskuntien kohtalot (myös nimeltään Guns, Germs and Steel: Lyhyt historia kaikille viimeisten 13 000 vuoden ajan) on Jared Diamondin, maantieteellisen ja fysiologian professorin, vuonna 1997 tekemä monitieteinen kirjastokirja. Kalifornian yliopisto, Los Angeles (UCLA). Vuonna 1998 Guns, Germs and Steel voitti Pulitzer-palkinnon yleisestä tietokirjallisuudesta ja Aventis-palkinnon parhaasta tieteellisestä kirjasta. Kirjallisuuteen perustuva dokumentti, jonka on tuottanut National Geographic Society, lähetettiin PBS: ssä heinäkuussa 2005.

Kirja pyrkii selittämään, miksi Euraasian ja Pohjois-Afrikan sivilisaatiot ovat selviytyneet ja valloittaneet toiset, mutta vastustaa ajatusta siitä, että Euraasian hegemonia johtuu Euraasian henkisen, moraalisen tai luontaisen geneettisen paremman muodosta. Diamond väittää, että inhimillisten yhteiskuntien vallan ja teknologian väliset aukot johtuvat pääasiassa ympäristöeroista, joita vahvistavat erilaiset positiiviset palautesilmukat. Kun kulttuuriset tai geneettiset erot ovat suosineet eurasialaisia ​​(esimerkiksi kirjallinen kieli tai endeemisten tautien vastustuskyvyn kehittyminen eurasialaisten keskuudessa), hän väittää, että nämä edut johtuivat maantieteiden vaikutuksesta yhteiskuntiin ja kulttuureihin (esimerkiksi helpottamalla kaupankäyntiä ja kulttuurien välistä kauppaa), eivätkä ne olleet luonteeltaan Euraasian genomeja.

Erinomaiset sivut, jonkin verran reunaa ja kannen kulumista.


Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (also titled Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years) is a 1997 transdisciplinary non-fiction book by Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 1998, Guns, Germs, and Steel won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and the Aventis Prize for Best Science Book. A documentary based on the book, and produced by the National Geographic Society, was broadcast on PBS in July 2005.

The book attempts to explain why Eurasian and North African civilizations have survived and conquered others, while arguing against the idea that Eurasian hegemony is due to any form of Eurasian intellectual, moral, or inherent genetic superiority. Diamond argues that the gaps in power and technology between human societies originate primarily in environmental differences, which are amplified by various positive feedback loops. When cultural or genetic differences have favored Eurasians (for example, written language or the development among Eurasians of resistance to endemic diseases), he asserts that these advantages occurred because of the influence of geography on societies and cultures (for example, by facilitating commerce and trade between different cultures) and were not inherent in the Eurasian genomes.

Excellent pages, some edge and cover wear.

Author(s):
Jared Diamond
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9525202569
Number of pages:
508
Publisher:
Terra Cognita

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