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Title:
The world until yesterday : what can we learn from traditional societies? / Jared Diamond.
Call Number:
305.89912 DIA
Publication Date:
c2012.
Publisher:
New York : Viking, c2012.
Physical Description:
xi, 499 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
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.
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.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-481) and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1411203
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