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The World Until Yesterday: Jared Diamond

The Wall Street Journal calls Jared Diamond ‘a star among public intellectuals’.

The big-brained anthropologist built his own brand of intellectual blockbuster with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs and Steel, named one of the top ten non-fiction books ever published by Time. The Independent brands him ‘one of the few people who have changed the way we see human nature and our history’.

In his new book The World Until Yesterday, Diamond draws on his 50 years spent in Papua New Guinea to share lessons learned from the few tribal societies left in the world – from parenting to conflict resolution, and diet to danger assessment.


Portrait of Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond is the award-winning author of international bestsellers Collapse, Guns, Germs and Steel, The Third Chimpanzee, Why is Sex Fun? and 2013’s The World until Yesterday. He is an avid birdwatcher and learner of languages, as well as a Professor of Geography and of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA.