The World Until Yesterday

What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?

Diamond, Jared M.

Audiobook CD - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The World Until Yesterday
Drawing extensively from his field work in the Pacific Islands and with other people groups, Jared Diamond gives a firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years, a past that has mostly vanished, and what the differences between that past and our present modern society mean for our lives today.

Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Audio, p2012.
ISBN: 9781611761474
Characteristics: 16 sound discs (18 hr., 30 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Green, Dan 1975-


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Feb 05, 2014
  • thepudman rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Way too long-winded. I listened to the audio book and couldn't wait for it to end. This book is nowhere as good as Collapse or Guns, Germs and Steel.

Jul 26, 2013
  • skidrick rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A few interesting nuggets, but Diamond could have used a copyeditor to about halve the size of the work. He loves his topic...a bit too much


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