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The Resource The world until yesterday : what can we learn from traditional societies?, Jared Diamond

The world until yesterday : what can we learn from traditional societies?, Jared Diamond

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The world until yesterday : what can we learn from traditional societies?
Title
The world until yesterday
Title remainder
what can we learn from traditional societies?
Statement of responsibility
Jared Diamond
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Diamond reveals how tribal societies offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for millions of years -- until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms -- and provide unique, often overlooked insights into human nature
Summary
Draws on decades of field work in the Pacific islands and other world regions to illuminate the degree to which modern society reflects traditional cultures from earlier and ancient time periods
Tone
Writing style
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10151950
Cataloging source
DLC
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Diamond, Jared M
Dewey number
305.89/912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DU744.35.D32
LC item number
D53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Dani (New Guinean people)
  • Dani (New Guinean people)
  • Dani (New Guinean people)
  • Social evolution
  • Social change
  • Papua New Guinea
Target audience
adult
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what can we learn from traditional societies?
Label
The world until yesterday : what can we learn from traditional societies?, Jared Diamond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-481) and index
Contents
Prologue : at the airport -- pt. 1. Setting the stage by dividing space. Friends, enemies, strangers, and traders -- pt. 2. Peace and war. Compensation for the death of a child ; A short chapter, about a tiny war ; A longer chapter, about many wars -- pt. 3. Young and old. Bringing up children ; The treatment of old people : cherish, abandon, or kill? -- pt. 4. Danger and response. Constructive paranoia ; Lions and other dangers -- pt. 5. Religion, language, and health. What electric eels tell us about the evolution of religion ; Speaking in many tongues ; Salt, sugar, far, and sloth -- Epilogue : at another airport
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 499 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670024810
Lccn
2012018386
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)793726658
Label
The world until yesterday : what can we learn from traditional societies?, Jared Diamond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-481) and index
Contents
Prologue : at the airport -- pt. 1. Setting the stage by dividing space. Friends, enemies, strangers, and traders -- pt. 2. Peace and war. Compensation for the death of a child ; A short chapter, about a tiny war ; A longer chapter, about many wars -- pt. 3. Young and old. Bringing up children ; The treatment of old people : cherish, abandon, or kill? -- pt. 4. Danger and response. Constructive paranoia ; Lions and other dangers -- pt. 5. Religion, language, and health. What electric eels tell us about the evolution of religion ; Speaking in many tongues ; Salt, sugar, far, and sloth -- Epilogue : at another airport
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 499 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670024810
Lccn
2012018386
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)793726658

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