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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? - Jared Diamond
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780713998986 (0713998989)
Publisher: Allen Lane
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
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Ecletic Reader
Ecletic Reader rated it
4.0 The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
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...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
4.0
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...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
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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