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Telynor's Library, and then some

A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework,  and anything else I can think of.

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? - Jared Diamond A rather dense, but enjoyable work on comparing primitive societies and how they compare to our modern world. I liked it very much, and while I had to read it in small chunks, it's worth the time and effort. Be warned, however, that some of the stories are very disturbing. In spite of all that, I intend to keep reading Diamond's work. Four stars overall and very much recommended.

For the longer review, please go here:
http://www.epinions.com/review/Jared_Diamond_The_World_Until_Yesterday_What_Can_We_Learn_From_Traditional_Societies_epi/content_627958058628