- Name: Jared Diamond
- Born: 09/10/1937 (83 years old)
Jared Mason Diamond (born September 10, 1937) is an American geographer, historian, anthropologist, and author best known for his popular science books The Third Chimpanzee (1991); Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997, awarded a Pulitzer Prize); Collapse (2005), The World Until Yesterday (2012), and Upheaval (2019). Originally trained in physiology, Diamond is known for drawing from a variety of fields, including anthropology, ecology, geography, and evolutionary biology. He is a professor of geography at UCLA.
Birth Name: Jared Mason Diamond
Awards: MacArthur Genius Grant, Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, Royal Society Prize for Science Books, Pulitzer Prize, International Cosmos Prize, National Medal of Science, Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Wolf Prize in Agriculture
School: Harvard University, Trinity College, Cambridge, endplainlist
Alias: Jared Mason Diamond
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Jared Diamond quotes :
I've worked very hard in this book to keep the lines of communication open. I don't want to turn someone away from this information for partisan political reasons.Jared Diamond
I decided that now is the time to start doing the things that really interest me and I find important. It was in the 10 years of the MacArthur grant that I began working on my first book... and I began putting more work into environmental history.Jared Diamond
Federal elections happen every two years in this country. Presidential elections every four years. And four years just isn't long enough to dismantle all the environmental laws we've got in this country.Jared Diamond
Introspection and preserved writings give us far more insight into the ways of past humans than we have into the ways of past dinosaurs. For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest patterns of human history.Jared Diamond