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The world until yesterday : what can we learn from traditional societies?

Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Societies like those of the New Guinea Highlanders remind us that it was only yesterday, in evolutionary time, when everything changed and that we moderns still possess bodies and social practices often better adapted to traditional than to modern conditions.The book gives a picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years and considers what the differences between that past and our present mean for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jared Diamond
ISBN: 9780670024810 0670024813 9780670785896 067078589X
OCLC Number: 830817256
Description: ix, 498 sider : ill.

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Societies like those of the New Guinea Highlanders remind us that it was only yesterday, in evolutionary time, when everything changed and that we moderns still possess bodies and social practices often better adapted to traditional than to modern conditions.The book gives a picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years and considers what the differences between that past and our present mean for our lives today

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