A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years.
Winner of the Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.
Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was named one of TIME's best non-fiction books of all time, the number one international bestseller Collapse and most recently The World UntilYesterday. A professor of geography at UCLA and noted polymath, Diamond's work has been influential in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history, among others.
"The most absorbing account on offer of the emergence of a world
divided between have and have-nots... Never before put together so
coherently, with such a combination of expertise, charm and
compassion" * The Times *
"A book of remarkable scope... One of the most important and readable works on the human past" * Nature *
"A prodigious, convincing work, conceived on a grand scale" * Observer *
"This is the book that turned me from a historian of medieval warfare into a student of humankind" -- Yuval Noah Harari * Week *
"Fascinating, coherent, compassionate and completely accessible" * Sunday Telegraph *