The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
Publish date: December 31st 2012
Publisher: Allen Lane
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
, Social Science
Very interesting. It was great to see an honest comparison between traditional and modern societies that does not romanticize or demonize either. The only issue I have is with the breadth of societies reviewed. In the initial section, the author mentions a number of traditional societies that he int...
A rather dense, but enjoyable work on comparing primitive societies and how they compare to our modern world. I liked it very much, and while I had to read it in small chunks, it's worth the time and effort. Be warned, however, that some of the stories are very disturbing. In spite of all that, I in...
BOTW R4BBC Blurbs: Drawing upon several decades of experience living and working in Papua New Guinea, Professor Diamond shows how traditional societies can offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for millions of years - until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms - and provi...
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