The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? (Paperback)
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DescriptionOver the past 500 years, the West achieved global dominance, but do Westerners necessarily have better ideas about how to raise children, care for the elderly, or simply live well? In this epic journey into our past, Jared Diamond reveals that traditional societies around the world offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for the majority of human history - until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms. Drawing on decades of his own fieldwork, Diamond explores how tribal people approach essential human problems, from health and diet to conflict resolution and language, and discovers they have much to teach us.
- Published: 05 September 2013
- Format: Paperback 512 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780141024486 ISBN 10: 0141024488
- Sales rank: 6,201
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Full bibliographic data for The World Until Yesterday
- The World Until Yesterday
- What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
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- Format: Paperback
Number of pages: 512
Width: 129 mm
Height: 198 mm
Thickness: 24 mm
Weight: 398 g
- ISBN 13: 9780141024486
ISBN 10: 0141024488
BIC subject category V2: HBTB
BIC E4L: HIS
Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
BIC subject category V2: JHM
BISAC V2.8: SOC002000, HIS054000