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Jared Diamond


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in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
September 10, 1937

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Jared Mason Diamond is an American geographer, historian, ornithologist, and author best known for his popular science books The Third Chimpanzee; Guns, Germs, and Steel; Collapse, The World Until Yesterday, and Upheaval. 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.

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Average rating: 4.01 · 491,498 ratings · 20,262 reviews · 46 distinct worksSimilar authors
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The...

4.04 avg rating — 365,473 ratings — published 1997 — 183 editions
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Collapse: How Societies Cho...

3.92 avg rating — 68,529 ratings — published 2004 — 111 editions
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The Third Chimpanzee: The E...

4.07 avg rating — 25,568 ratings — published 1991 — 71 editions
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Upheaval: Turning Points fo...

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Why Is Sex Fun? The Evoluti...

3.71 avg rating — 6,225 ratings — published 1997 — 57 editions
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Natural Experiments of History

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The Third Chimpanzee for Yo...

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Sociedades comparadas: Un p...

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Norse Greenland: A Controll...

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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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