Best-Selling Author Jared Diamond to Talk on Societies Today and “Yesterday”

Posted on Jan 8 by SEASONS Magazine

Photo courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures

Photo courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures

Jared Diamond, the incredibly talented best-selling author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse, is at it again, opening his readers’ eyes to truths about society today and society in our past. On Saturday, January 12 at 3 p.m., Diamond will lead a talk on his newest work, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies, discussing how we can discover the behaviors and patterns of our ancestors and how they carried on for millions of years, until “virtually yesterday”.

Diamond, a Geography professor from UCLA, brings 40 years of fieldwork into The World Until Yesterday, detailing different aspects of cultures in New Guinea and other Pacific islands, as well as other prominent cultures, showing us how much we could learn about our pasts from further research and study into these groups of people.

Come hear the latest in anthropological information and studies of human behavior from this Pulitzer Prize-winning author, snag a book and get in line for the book signing after the talk. Tickest are available now right here, and more information on the event can be found here.

-Taylor Micaela Davis


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