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The world until yesterday. What can we learn from traditional societies?

Author: Diamond.
Publisher: London : Allen Lane 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lyrical and harrowing, this survey of traditional societies reveals the surprising truth that modern life is a mere snippet in the long narrative of human endeavor. "The hunter-gatherer lifestyle," the author reminds us, "worked at least tolerably well for the nearly 100,000-year history of behaviorally modern humans." Renowned for crafting startling theories across vast swaths of time and territory, Pulitzer  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diamond.
ISBN: 9780713998986 0713998989
OCLC Number: 840887082
Description: 512 pages
Responsibility: Jared Diamond.

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Explores how tribal peoples approach essential human problems, from childrearing to old age to conflict resolution to health. In this book, the author reveals how tribal societies offer a window into  Read more...

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A fascinating survey of a rapidly fading world * Economist * Jared Diamond is one of the few people who have changed the way we see human nature and our history * Independent (BOOK OF THE WEEK) * Read more...

 
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