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The World until Yesterday

Annotation
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel addresses not what separates us from traditional societies but what connects us, e.g., childcare and health. Drawing on his work with Pacific Islanders, as well as studies of Inuit, Amazonian Indian, Kalahari San, and other cultures, Diamond argues that traditional societies have much to teach, even if we do not accept all their practices. With a 12-city tour.

GenreNonFiction
Historical
Sociological
TopicsAncient civilizations
Indigenous peoples
Evolution
Anthropology
Cultures
World history
SettingPapua New Guinea
Japan