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    DescriptionVisionary, prize-winning author Jared Diamond changed the way we think about the rise and fall of human civilizations with his previous international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse. Now he returns with another epic - and groundbreaking - journey into our rapidly receding past. In The World Until Yesterday, Diamond reveals how traditional societies around the world offer an extraordinary window onto how our ancestors lived for the majority of human history - until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms - and provide unique, often overlooked insights into human nature. Drawing extensively on his decades working in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Diamond explores how tribal societies approach essential human problems, from childrearing to conflict resolution to health, and discovers we have much to learn from traditional ways of life. He unearths remarkable findings - from the reason why modern afflictions like diabetes, obesity and Alzheimer's are virtually non-existent in tribal societies to the surprising benefits of multilingualism. Panoramic in scope and thrillingly original, The World Until Yesterday provides an enthralling first-hand picture of the human past that also suggests profound lessons for how to live well today.


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    Title
    The World Until Yesterday
    Subtitle
    What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jared Diamond
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 745 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846147586
    ISBN 10: 1846147581
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    Libri: ENGM4900
    BIC subject category V2: JHB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17530
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    Libri: GESE1828
    DC23: 305.89912
    Edition statement
    Trade Paperback.
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    ALLEN LANE
    Publication date
    03 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London