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

by Jared Diamond

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Over 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.

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Published
05/09/2013

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd

ISBN
9780141024486


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