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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.
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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.
Authors: Diamond, Jared M.
Title: The world until yesterday
what can we learn from traditional societies?
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Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Audio, p2012.
Characteristics: 16 sound discs (18 hr., 30 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Unabridged.
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 15 27 53 73 80 118 133 138 172 173 193 216
Additional Contributors: Green, Dan - 1975-
ISBN: 9781611761474
Statement of Responsibility: Jared Diamond
Performers: Read by Jay Snyder.
Subject Headings: Papua New Guinea Social life and customs. Social change Papua New Guinea. Social evolution. Dani (New Guinean people) Cultural assimilation. Dani (New Guinean people) Social life and customs. Dani (New Guinean people) History.
Genre/Form: Audiobooks.
Topical Term: Social change
Social evolution.
Dani (New Guinean people)
Dani (New Guinean people)
Dani (New Guinean people)
Publisher No: CD 54995
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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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