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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

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The "World Until Yesterday" is a visionary new account of humanity's past from Jared Diamond, author of the international bestsellers "Collapse" and ... Show synopsis

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    by Jared M Diamond

    The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

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    2012
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    512 pages

    ISBN: 0670024813
    ISBN-13: 9780670024810

    Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide, we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle in those largely traditional societies still or recently in existence. Societies like those of the New Guinea Highlanders remind us that it was only yesterday--in ... Show more

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diebroke

Human past societies

by diebroke on Mar 14, 2013

Very enjoyable book on our past societies and the differences that make humanity what it is today. The more we understand our history the better to evolve into a truly intelligent species. More

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