Jared Diamond

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Jared Diamond

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Jared Mason Diamond is an author, physiologist, evolutionary biologist and bio geographer. Dr. Diamond is also a medical researcher and professor of physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. His book "Guns, Germs and Steel" won a Pulitzer Prize and "The Third Chimpanzee" was a best-selling award winner. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Professor Diamond is a MacArthur Fellow who has published over 200 articles in Discover, Natural History, Nature and Geo magazines.


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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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