Jared Diamond

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Jared Diamond

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September 10, 1937

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Jared Diamond is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel. He is Professor of Geography at UCLA and has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He has dedicated this book to his sons and future generations.


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January 2013, Jared Diamond
"His Favorite Books About Traditional Societies: The scholar offers wisdom gleaned from ancient lifestyles in this nonfiction list and in his new book, The World Until Yesterday." ...More

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“Perhaps our greatest distinction as a species is our capacity, unique among animals, to make counter-evolutionary choices.”
Jared Diamond, Why Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality

“History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples' environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves”
Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

“In short, Europe’s colonization of Africa had nothing to do with differences between European and African peoples themselves, as white racists assume. Rather, it was due to accidents of geography and biogeography—in particular, to the continents’ different areas, axes, and suites of wild plant and animal species. That is, the different historical trajectories of Africa and Europe stem ultimately from differences in real estate.”
Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

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