Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Sea People: The Puzzle of PolynesiaA blend of Jared Diamond s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know For than a

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient RomeIn SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome with passion and without technical jargon and demonstrates how a slightly shabby Iron Age village rose to become the undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean Wall Street Journal Hailed by critics as animating the grand

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Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All UpAn exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic f ck ups in human history, from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree, to the most spectacular fails of the present day In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we ve come a long way.

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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

The Silk Roads: A New History of the WorldFor centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the west in the New World of the Americas Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of riches and adventure Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to

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Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in CrisisIn his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes a

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