Man on Earth: A Celebration of Mankind: Portraits of Human Culture in a Multitude of Environments

Man on Earth: A Celebration of Mankind: Portraits of Human Culture in a Multitude of Environments

John Reader / Mar 25, 2019

Man on Earth A Celebration of Mankind Portraits of Human Culture in a Multitude of Environments Human beings are the most adaptable animals in the world We successfully occupy every corner of the globe from the tundra to the rain forest from the high Andes to the blazing Kalahari Nearly hairle

  • Title: Man on Earth: A Celebration of Mankind: Portraits of Human Culture in a Multitude of Environments
  • Author: John Reader
  • ISBN: 9780060972769
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • Human beings are the most adaptable animals in the world We successfully occupy every corner of the globe, from the tundra to the rain forest, from the high Andes to the blazing Kalahari Nearly hairless, small of tooth and weak of limb, we human beings have nevertheless made ourselves at home everywhere.The reason, explains John Reader in this provocative study of humanHuman beings are the most adaptable animals in the world We successfully occupy every corner of the globe, from the tundra to the rain forest, from the high Andes to the blazing Kalahari Nearly hairless, small of tooth and weak of limb, we human beings have nevertheless made ourselves at home everywhere.The reason, explains John Reader in this provocative study of human ecology, is that humans uniquely possess the most effective adaptive mechanism of all culture Moving into all kinds of environments, human beings have devised sets of beliefs, rules, and technologies specifically designed to ensure survival in the face of whatever obstacles the land, the weather, and that particular environment raise.This timely and important book provides heartening evidence of the resourcefulness with which human beings, everywhere and at all times, have responded to the challenges that have faced man on earth.

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      • John Reader

        An author and photojournalist with than forty years professional experience He holds an Honorary Research Fellowship in the Department of Anthropology at U.C.L.


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    1. I could almost say this is the book I've always been looking for as a touchstone for my own studies of human life on earth. I wish I had stumbled upon Reader's work earlier; he's wiser, more thorough, and more insightful than the academic celebrities from Paul Ehrlich to Jared Diamond who have attempted similar syntheses of ecology, anthropology and sociology.Unfortunately, like his counterparts, Reader is not a particularly good writer - dry and academic - and his treatment of societies across [...]


    2. Considering the uncertain times we live in, I thought I'd read a little something about human history for reassurance. You know how the saying goes - those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.Man on Earth explores how the environment that humans live in greatly influence their culture. It seems like an obvious relationship on the surface, but the subtitles of the relationship between humankind and our environment is really quite fascinating. John Reader explores a variety of di [...]


    3. I reviewed this book when it came out for my university newspaper. His description of societies is beautiful and thorough. His description of south-sea islanders array of social customs designed to control population, including abortion, and how the lowest caste family would, at some point, be packed into an outrigger canoe with a few trees in pots, food and water then just sail off into the blue, most likely to die a pretty horrible death but that's how all those tiny islands in the Pacific wer [...]


    4. A fascinating book about the different ways that humans have learned to survive (and thrive) in poor, dangerous and unforgiving environments. Most still existed in the 80s when the book was written, though the Blood Indian and the Northwest Indian societies were dispersed in cities and reserves even then. A book that makes one think somberly about the way globalization, commercialization and consumerism are changing the world and damaging societies that have existed peacefully and successfully f [...]


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