Jared Diamond will discuss The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

EVENT OVERVIEW:  The Bestselling Author of Collapse and Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond will present his New Book The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

Author Event Co-Sponsors:  Rainy Day Books, Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology and MRI Global.

ABOUT JARED DIAMOND:  Jared Diamond is a Professor of Geography at UCLA.  Among his many Awards are The National Medal of Science, The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Japan’s Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and The Lewis Thomas Prize honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by The Rockefeller University.  His previous Books include Why Is Sex Fun?, The Third Chimpanzee, Collapse, and Guns, Germs, and Steel, Winner of The Pulitzer Prize.

ABOUT THE WORLD UNTIL YESTERDAY:  Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity.  Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things.  While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide, we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle in those largely traditional societies still or recently in existence.  Societies like those of the New Guinea Highlanders remind us that it was only yesterday—in evolutionary time—when everything changed and that we moderns still possess bodies and social practices often better adapted to traditional than to modern conditions.  The World Until Yesterday provides a mesmerizing 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.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112.

EVENT FORMAT:  Jared Dimaond will discuss his New Book and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $18.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of The World Until Yesterday, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).   It's your choice, for the same Price.

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PLEASE NOTE:  We will automatically have your Admission Packages held at the Will Call Table of this Event if you are unable to pick them up ahead of time.  The World Until Yesterday in Softcover (Trade Paperback) will be Published and available for purchase on October 29, 2013.  Your order will be available for In-Store Pick-Up on or after this Date.

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DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
64112 Kansas City
SKU: DiamondADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: Includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of The World Until Yesterday, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Admission Ticket.



SKU: DiamondADMIT1

ADMITS ONE: Includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of The World Until Yesterday and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.



One Author Autographed Softcover (Trade Paperback) of The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond.

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