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Book review: The world until yesterday: what can we learnfrom traditional societies?

Yorke, Michael (2013) Book review: The world until yesterday: what can we learnfrom traditional societies? LSE Review of Books (19 Mar 2013). Website.

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Abstract

In this book, Jared Diamond reveals how tribal societies offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for millions of years and how they provide unique, often overlooked insights into human nature. Diamond argues the West achieved global dominance due to specific environmental and technological advantages, but Westerners do not necessarily have superior ideas about how to live well. Michael Yorke is impressed by the book’s beautifully crafted prose style but has doubts about its methodological validity.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 LSE Review of Books; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 14:16
Last Modified: 25 May 2020 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/52834

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