The World Until Yesterday : What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
by Jared Diamond
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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The step of1 author of the best-selling best-seller of Collapse and Rifles, Germs and Steel explores the profound lessons that traditional societies offer us todayOver the last 500 years, the West has succeeded global dominance, but do not 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 on how our ancestors lived the majority of human history until almost yesterday, in terms of evolutionaryDrawing on decades of his own fieldwork, Diamant explores how tribal peoples’ approach to the essential human approach to problems, from health and nutrition to conflict resolution and language, and discovers that they have much to teach us.Jared Diamond is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author of the seminal million best seller Canons, Germs, and Steel, which has been named one of the best TIME non-fiction books of all time, and the Collapse, an international #1 best-seller.A professor of geography at UCLA and noted universal spirit, the Diamond of work has had an influence in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history, among others.
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