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  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

    By Jared Diamond

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143036555
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: December 2005
    From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times Bestseller, 'Guns, Germs, and Steel.' Diamond explores how humankind's use and abuse of the environment reveal the truth behind the world's great collapses, from the Anasazi of North America to the Vikings of Greenland to modern Montana. What emerges is a fundamental pattern of environmental catastrophe - one whose warning signs surround us today and that we ignore at our peril. Further Readings, Index. Illus., b&w photos. 575p.
  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

    By Jared Diamond

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670033379
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: December 2004
    The author the widely acclaimed 'Guns, Germs, and Steel' examines the question of what caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can be learned from their fates. Weaving an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of historical-cultural narratives, the book moves from the prehistoric Polynesian culture on Easter Island to the formerly flourishing Native American civilizations of Anasazi and the Maya, the doomed medieval Viking colony on Greenland, and finally to the modern world, tracing a fundamental pattern of catastrophe to factors ranging from environmental damage to unstable trade partners and pressures from enemies. Illustrated. 575p.
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel [Cd] (Abridged)

    By Jared Diamond

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781565115149
    • Publisher: HIGHBRIDGE COMPANY
    • Published: August 2001
    In this groundbreaking work, evolutionary bioligist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. It is a story that spans 13,000 years of human history, beginning when Stone Age hunter-gatherers constituted the entire human population. Here is a world history that really is a history of all the world's peoples, a unified narrative of human life. (Anthropology)
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    By Jared Diamond

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393061314
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: April 1999
    This hardcover reissue includes a new chapter on Japan. Winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science. The book stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns, beginning 13,000 year ago, when Stone Age hunter-gatherers constituted the entire human population. This Pulitzer Prize-winning book chronicles the way in which the modern world came tobe. Further Reading, Credits, Index. Illus., b&w photos. 518p.
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    By Jared Diamond

    Our Price: $9.50 - $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393317558
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: April 1999
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A convincing argument that geographical and environmental factors have shaped the modern world, the book chronicles the way the modern world came to be, as well as stunningly dismantling racially-based theories of human history. Further Readings, Index. Illus., 32 B&W plates. 494p.
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition)

    By Jared Diamond

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393354324
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: March 2017
  • Human Footprint: Challenges for Wilderness and Biodiversity

    By Eric W. Sanderson

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789686397994
    • Publisher: CEMEX
    • Published: January 2006
  • Natural Experiments of History

    By Jared Diamond

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674060197
    • Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    • Published: April 2011
    Some central questions in the natural and social sciences can't be answered by controlled laboratory experiments, often considered to be the hallmark of the scientific method. This impossibility holds for any science concerned with the past. In addition, many manipulative experiments, while possible, would be considered immoral or illegal. One has to devise other methods of observing, describing, and explaining the world.In the historical disciplines, a fruitful approach has been to use natural experiments or the comparative method. This book consists of eight comparative studies drawn from history, archeology, economics, economic history, geography, and political science. The studies cover a spectrum of approaches, ranging from a non-quantitative narrative style in the early chapters to quantitative statistical analyses in the later chapters. The studies range from a simple two-way comparison of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which share the island of Hispaniola, to comparisons of 81 Pacific islands and 233 areas of India. The societies discussed are contemporary ones, literate societies of recent centuries, and non-literate past societies. Geographically, they include the United States, Mexico, Brazil, western Europe, tropical Africa, India, Siberia, Australia, New Zealand, and other Pacific islands.In an Afterword, the editors discuss how to cope with methodological problems common to these and other natural experiments of history.
  • The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, Sixth Edition

    By James F. Clements

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801445019
    • Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates
    • Published: June 2007
    Birds have long held a unique dual role as a model group for scientists and as the focus of birders' passionate quests. Despite centuries of observation, each year brings the discovery and description of several entirely new avian species and hundreds of other taxonomic 'splits' or 'lumps' based on DNA data. In this arena of continual and increasing taxonomic change, this volume presents the most up-to-date and most widely endorsed compendium of the 9930 species of birds recognized by the scientific and birding communities.
  • The Third Chimpanzee for Young People: On the Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

    By Jared Diamond

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781609805227
    • Publisher: Triangle Square
    • Published: April 2014
  • The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

    By Jared Diamond

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060984038
    • Publisher: HarperPerennial
    • Published: October 1993
    The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Guns, Germs and Steel' trains his naturalist's eye and philosopher's cunning on the intriguing question of what in less than 2 percent of human genes has enabled usto found civilizations and religions, develop intricate languages, create art, learn science - and acquire the capacity to destroy all our achievements overnight. Further Reading, Index. 407p.
  • The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

    By Jared Diamond

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060845506
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: January 2006
    By the author of the bestsellinig Collapse and Guns, Germs, and Steel. We humans share some 98% of our genes with chimpanzees, yet, we are the dominant species on the planet - having found civilizations andreligions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art - while chimps remains animals concerned primarily with the availability of the next banana. What is it about that 2% difference in DNA that has created this exponential divergence? Diamond's query addresses how, in such a short time, we've developed the capacity to rule the world...& the means to irrevocably destroy all the bananas.
  • Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

    By Jared Diamond

    Our Price: $17.50 - $31.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316409131
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: May 2019
  • Why Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality

    By Jared Diamond

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465031269
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: 1997
    To us humans the sex lives of many animals seem weird. In fact, by comparison with all the other animals, we are the ones with the weird sex lives. How did that come to be?Just count our bizarre ways. We are the only social species to insist on carrying out sex privately. Stranger yet, we have sex at any time, even when the female can’t be fertilized (for example, because she is already pregnant, post-menopausal, or between fertile cycles). A human female doesn’t know her precise time of fertility and certainly doesn’t advertise it to human males by the striking color changes, smells, and sounds used by other female mammals.Why do we differ so radically in these and other important aspects of our sexuality from our closest ancestor, the apes? Why does the human female, virtually alone among mammals go through menopause? Why does the human male stand out as one of the few mammals to stay (often or usually) with the female he impregnates, to help raise the children that he sired? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large?There is no one better qualified than Jared Diamond?renowned expert in the fields of physiology and evolutionary biology and award-winning author?to explain the evolutionary forces that operated on our ancestors to make us sexually different. With wit and a wealth of fascinating examples, he explains how our sexuality has been as crucial as our large brains and upright posture in our rise to human status.

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