Format: Paperback
Condition: Used - Acceptable
Language: English
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Released Date: 1999
Guns, Germs, and Steel
Jared Diamond
Product Overview

Where do innovations actually come from? As it turns out, much technology is not invented solely locally and is not done by a lone individual. Instead, it is borrowed from other societies and from other inventors who’ve gone before. The spread of useful invention depends on whether a society that learns about it is receptive to it and adopts it. Societies lacking the invention often find themselves at a disadvantage in relation to the receptive society, even becoming overwhelmed and replaced if the disadvantage is sufficiently great.


技术革新是从哪里来的? 原来,许多技术不是国内独立发明的,也不是一个人做的。反而,是从别的社会与上一代的发明家借的。推广有用的发明在于观察社会是否接受,採用它。缺发明的社会常对接受社会不利,而若太差,被压倒也替换。