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A fascinating survey of a rapidly fading world (Economist)
Jared Diamond is one of the few people who have changed the way we see human nature and our history (Independent (BOOK OF THE WEEK))
Fascinating... a clear-eyed examination of life in traditional societies (Sunday Telegraph (BOOK OF THE WEEK))
Moving, well-told and fascinating.... The wide scope of the book means that almost everyone will find something of interest (Financial Times)
In The World Until Yesterday, Diamond cements his position as the most considered, courageous and sensitive teller of the human story writing today.... Diamond offers inimitable insight into our cultural history through the study of tribal communities, and an entertaining account of the human struggle.... Essential reading for anyone interested in the genesis of modern life (Independent on Sunday)
Fascinating... thought-provoking... A broad sweep through all humanity (Daily Telegraph (FIVE STARS))
The world has been waiting for this book (Times Higher Education)
One of the most interesting and arresting writers of our age.... The vast scope of his analysis, coupled with a lifetime's worth of personal insights, makes it fiercely persuasive (The Mail on Sunday)
Diamond's latest foray into a field that he has virtually made his own will be eagerly awaited by a global army of loyal readers (Observer)
A warm and reflective study... [Diamond] is a master of at least nine academic disciplines, from anthropology to ornithology, and the subject of his books is never less than everything (Bryan Appleyard Sunday Times) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at UCLA. Among his many awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Japan's Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Prize honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by The Rockefeller University. His previous books include "Why Is Sex Fun?," "The Third Chimpanzee," "Collapse," and "Guns, Germs, and Steel," winner of the Pulitzer Prize. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I only bought this for the chapter on the effects of SALT as displayed on a primitive, untouched population which was excellent. The rest is rather laborious so I didn't read it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mrs John Souther
an eye opener-----Particularly relevant to todays IS and western European situationPublished 8 months ago by Doug campbell
Very interesting book. But I did not necessarily agree with all the observations. When one has a Christian point if view there are some differencesPublished 12 months ago by Elsa, Upper Graig
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We too often mistake past cultures based on flawed information and unconscious assumptions. Read more