Jared Diamond — The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
- Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
- Professor of Geography, University of California-Los Angeles
In this talk, Pulitzer Prize-winner Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, presents his newest book The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? In The World Until Yesterday, Diamond provides a firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years—a past that has mostly vanished—and considers what the differences between that past and our present mean for our lives today. This is his most personal book to date, as he draws extensively from his decades of field work.
Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among Diamond’s many awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. He has published more than six hundred articles and several books.
Following Diamond’s lecture there will be a book signing. The Global Institute of Sustainability is co-sponsoring the event with Changing Hands Bookstore.
To purchase tickets and for more information, visit Changing Hands website.
Will call opens at 6:00 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.