The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?, by Jared Diamond (Viking, 2012)
“This is the most personal of Diamond’s books, a natural follow-up to his brilliant Guns, Germs, and Steel. Diamond has very extensive and long-term field experience with New Guineans, and stories of these admirable people enrich his overview of how all human beings acted until very recently. Not only are his accounts fascinating, they will ring true to all who have experience with hunter-gatherer cultures. And they carry many lessons for modern societies as well on everything from child-rearing to general health. The World Until Yesterday is a triumph.” Paul R. Ehrlich, author of Human Natures.
Running Technique eBook, by Brian Martin (Smashbooks, 2011)
“When Brian asked me to write the foreword to his book I agreed instantly as it covers a critical aspect of successful running. This book is easy to read and based on sound scientific research. It provides practical advice on how to improve technique for runners of all abilities and will be a valuable resource for distance runners.” Philo Saunders PhD, Senior Physiologist, Australian Institute of Sport
London Review of Books, Volume 35, Issue 22
“Since 1979, the London Review of Books has stood up for the tradition of the literary and intellectual essay in English. Each issue contains up to 15 long reviews and essays by academics, writers and journalists. There are also shorter art and film reviews, as well as poems and a lively letters page. A typical issue moves through political commentary to science or ancient history by way of literary criticism and social anthropology.”
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