Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Feb 4, 2009 - Social Science - 208 pages
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In Beyond Civilization, Daniel Quinn thinks the unthinkable. We all know there's no one right way to build a bicycle, no one right way to design an automobile, no one right way to make a pair of shoes, but we're convinced that there must be only one right way to live -- and the one we have is it, no matter what.

Beyond Civilization makes practical sense of the vision of Daniel Quinn's best-selling novel Ishmael. Examining ancient civilizations such as the Maya and the Olmec, as well as modern-day microcosms of alternative living like circus societies, Quinn guides us on a quest for a new model for society, one that is forward-thinking and encourages diversity instead of suppressing it. Beyond Civilization is not about a "New World Order" but a "New Personal World Order" that would allow people to assert control over their own destiny and grant them the freedom to create their own way of life right now -- not in some distant utopian future.


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User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

Definitely not my favorite. The whole time I was reading this I kept thinking to myself "but you're the guy that wrote Ishmael! You know better than what you're saying!" Read full review

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User Review  - Dylan - Goodreads

As with Quinn's other works, this makes you see the world and your place in it quite differently. I think that you should read his other novel, Ishmael, before this one in order for it to make more sense but I really think that everyone should read both in general. Read full review

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Section 4
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Section 5
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DANIEL QUINN is the award-winning author of Ishmael, The Story of B, and My Ishmael. He lives in Houston, Texas.


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