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Jared Diamond

Pulitzer Prize-winning author will speak and sign copies of his newest book.

When: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, 3 p.m.

Where: UCSB Campbell Hall, 574 Mesa Rd., Santa Barbara

Cost: $15 - $10

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures & Workshops: Book Signings, Lectures

Description:

In his new book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?, Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning and mega-best-selling author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse, takes us on a mesmerizing journey into our rapidly vanishing past. He reveals how traditional societies offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for millions of years until virtually “yesterday,” in evolutionary terms. Drawing on his fieldwork in New Guinea as well as evidence from Inuit, Amazonian and other cultures, Diamond explores how traditional peoples approach universal problems – from child rearing and elder care to dispute resolution – and discovers that we have much to learn from these cultures.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Phone: 805-893-3535

Event posted Dec. 5, 2012
Last updated Dec. 5, 2012

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