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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
Draws on Diamond's near five decades in New Guinea as well as evidence from Inuit, Amazonian Indians and other cultures, exploring how tribal peoples approach essential human problems
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
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Writing style
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10151950
Cataloging source
DLC
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Diamond, Jared M
Dewey number
305.89912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Dani (New Guinea people)
  • Dani (New Guinean people)
  • Technology and civilisation
  • Anthropology
  • Social history
  • Social structure
  • Indigenous peoples
Target audience
general
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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
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
Prologue: At the airport -- Part one: Setting the stage by dividing space. (1. Friends, enemies, strangers, and traders) -- Part two: Peace and war. (2. Compensation for the death of a child ; 3. A short chapter, about a tiny war ; 4. A longer chapter, about many wars) -- Part three: Young and old. (5. Bringing up children ; 6. The treatment of old people: cherish, abandon, or kill?) -- Part four: Danger and response. (7. Constructive paranoia ; 8. Lions and other dangers) -- Part five: Religion, language, and health. (9. What electric eels tell us about the evolution of religion ; 10. Speaking in many tongues ; 11. Salt, sugar, far, and sloth) -- Epilogue: at another airport
Control code
000050226405
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 499 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781846147586
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
The world until yesterday : what can we learn from traditional societies?, Jared Diamond
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
Prologue: At the airport -- Part one: Setting the stage by dividing space. (1. Friends, enemies, strangers, and traders) -- Part two: Peace and war. (2. Compensation for the death of a child ; 3. A short chapter, about a tiny war ; 4. A longer chapter, about many wars) -- Part three: Young and old. (5. Bringing up children ; 6. The treatment of old people: cherish, abandon, or kill?) -- Part four: Danger and response. (7. Constructive paranoia ; 8. Lions and other dangers) -- Part five: Religion, language, and health. (9. What electric eels tell us about the evolution of religion ; 10. Speaking in many tongues ; 11. Salt, sugar, far, and sloth) -- Epilogue: at another airport
Control code
000050226405
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 499 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781846147586
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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