Book Discussion on The World Until Yesterday
Professor Jared Diamond talked about his book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? In the book he… read more
Professor Jared Diamond talked about his book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? In the book he examined practices of traditional and modern, industrialized societies drawing on fieldwork in New Guinea, the Amazon, Kalahari, and other areas to compare customs and practices of societies, emphasizing trends in declining health and fitness as industrialization spread to newly developing nations.
Professor Diamond spoke at the Free Library of Philadelphia. close
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