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Tuesday, October 15 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Invention of Yesterday: 50,000 Years of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection

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Fifty thousand years ago, the human species existed as thousands of small, virtually autonomous bands, roaming a world almost entirely untouched by humans. Tamim Ansary's new book The Invention of Yesterday describes this history and illuminates the many essential human qualities that it preserves—our various gods and laws, our rulers and bankers, our philosophers and outcasts, all survivors in the human drama. In conversation with Laura Maguire. FREE, $5 suggested donation

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Laura Maguire

Laura originally hails from Ireland, but has called San Francisco home for many years. After graduating with distinction in Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin, she moved to the Bay Area to pursue her doctoral studies at Stanford University and received her PhD in 2005. She has... Read More →

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Tamim Ansary

Tamim Ansary is the author of Destiny Disrupted and Games without Rules, among other books. For ten years he wrote a monthly column for Encarta.com, and has published essays and commentary in the San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, Alternet, TomPaine.com, Edutopia, Parade, Los... Read More →

Tuesday October 15, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
San Francisco Center for the Book