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Full name : Jared Diamond
Alias : Jared Diamond
Gender : Men
Country : American
Birthday : 10-09-1937
Address : Boston, Massachusetts, US
Animals : Ox
Zodiac : Virgo
Died :
Father : Louis Diamond
Mother : Flora Kaplan
Siblings :
Wife : Marie Cohen
Children :
Education : Harvard University Trinity College Cambridge
Position :
Activists : Physiologists

Jared Mason Diamond is an American scientist and author reputed for his highly acclaimed and popular science books. He has penned down eight books and a number of academic monographs. The fields he covers are varied from ecology to evolutionary biology and from geography to anthropology. Some of his notable books are ‘The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee’, ‘Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed’, ‘Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies’ and ‘The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?’. His book ‘Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies’, translated in thirty-three different languages, garnered sales of millions of copies across the globe. While the book shot him to global fame it also fetched him the prestigious ‘Pulitzer Prize’ in 1998 apart from other prizes. He travelled to Africa, Australia, Asia, North America and South America for his field projects that include twenty-two expeditions to the New Guinea and its neighbouring islands. He made path-breaking studies of the birds of Papua New Guinea. He received the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant in 1985. Diamond received several awards including the ‘Zoological Society of San Diego Conservation Medal’ (1993), ‘International Cosmos Prize’ (1998) and ‘National Medal of Science’ (1999). He was ranked 9th among top 100 public intellectuals in the polls conducted by two magazines namely ‘Foreign Policy’ and ‘Prospect’ in 2005. At present he is serving at the ‘University of California’, Los Angeles (UCLA) as a Professor of Geography.

 

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