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

Label
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
Language
eng
Summary
Diamond reveals how tribal societies offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for millions of years -- until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms -- and provide unique, often overlooked insights into human nature
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.89/912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DU744.35.D32
LC item number
D53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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?, Jared Diamond
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Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-481) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue : at the airport -- pt. 1. Setting the stage by dividing space. Friends, enemies, strangers, and traders -- pt. 2. Peace and war. Compensation for the death of a child ; A short chapter, about a tiny war ; A longer chapter, about many wars -- pt. 3. Young and old. Bringing up children ; The treatment of old people : cherish, abandon, or kill? -- pt. 4. Danger and response. Constructive paranoia ; Lions and other dangers -- pt. 5. Religion, language, and health. What electric eels tell us about the evolution of religion ; Speaking in many tongues ; Salt, sugar, far, and sloth -- Epilogue : at another airport
  • 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. 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
  • Prologue: At the airport -- Part one. Setting the stage by dividing space. Friends, enemies, strangers, and traders -- Part two. Peace and war. Compensation for the death of a child -- A short chapter about a tiny war -- A longer chapter, about many wars -- Part three. Young and old. Bringing up children -- The treatment of old people: cherish, abandon, or kill? -- Part four. Danger and response. Constructive paranoia -- Lions and other dangers -- Part five. Religion, language, and health. What electric eels tell us about the evolution of religion -- Speaking in many tongues -- Salt, sugar, fat, and sloth -- Epilogue: At another airport
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14711473
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
xi, 499 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670024810
Lccn
2012018386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TG273892
  • (OCoLC)793726658
  • (eLGAR).b27133989
  • (OCoLC)793726658

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