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Guns, germs, and steel

Author: Cassian HarrisonJared M DiamondPeter CoyoteTim LambertMichael RosenfeldAll authors
Publisher: [Washington D.C.] : National Geographic, ©2005
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer this question. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Diamond dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
DVDs for the hearing impaired
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cassian Harrison; Jared M Diamond; Peter Coyote; Tim Lambert; Michael Rosenfeld; Richard Bradley; James Gold; Simon Greenwood; Pieter de Vries; Steve Gray; Lion Television Ltd.; National Geographic Television & Film.; National Geographic Society (U.S.); Moving Image Music.
ISBN: 0792292553 9780792292555
OCLC Number: 60813890
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Jared Diamond.
Special features: Interactive maps; timelines; photo gallery.
Credits: Editor, James Gold, Simon Greenwood ; cinematography, Pieter de Vries, Steve Gray ; music, Moving Image Music.
Performer(s): Host and consultant: Jared Diamond ; narrator, Peter Coyote.
Event notes: Originally broadcast in 2004.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Disc. 1. episode 1. Out of Eden / produced & directed by Tim Lambert ; ep. 2. Conquest / produced & directed by Tim Lambert --
Disc 2. ep. 3. Into the tropics / director, Cassian Harrison ; special features.
Responsibility: produced by Lion TV for National Geographic Television & Film ; series producer, Cassian Harrison ; executive producers, Michael Rosenfeld, Richard Bradley.

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An epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer this question. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Diamond dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns.

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Attempt at explaining rise & fall of cultures

by moosk (WorldCat user published 2008-10-01) Very Good Permalink

Das Buch gibt einen guten Ueberblick zum Aufstieg und Fall verschiedener Kulturen.  Es ist ein Versuch zu erklaeren, warum bestimmte Kulturen fruehen Fortschritt verzeichneten, aber spaeter dennoch versagten, und warum andere Kulturen sich spaeter weiterentwickelt haben.  Das Buch ist sehr...
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Very good resource

by hollande (WorldCat user published 2008-07-23) Excellent Permalink

This is a very good resource I highly recommend you taking the time to refer to this item. I enjoyed this and really picked up on the different sounds, graphics etc. All of which tied into the theme. I do think overall you will be pleased.

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