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    • The World until Yesterday

    • What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A visit with our ancient ancestors

    • By BRB on 01-30-13

    Regular price: $38.95

    • The House of Wisdom

    • How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
    • By: Jonathan Lyons
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Here is the remarkable story of how medieval Arab scholars made dazzling advances in science and philosophy, and of the itinerant Europeans who brought this knowledge back to the West. For centuries following the fall of Rome, Western Europe was a benighted backwater, a world of subsistence farming, minimal literacy, and violent conflict. Meanwhile, Arab culture was thriving, dazzling those Europeans fortunate enough to catch even a glimpse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Missing history

    • By Robert on 11-26-11

    Regular price: $24.95