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Jared Diamond

American scientist and author

1937   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Harvard University, Trinity College, Harvard College, Roxbury Latin School
occupation: biologist, physiologist, geographer, writer, university teacher, ornithologist, ecologist, science communicator
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship, Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, National Medal of Science, Groeneveldprijs, Wolf Prize in Agriculture, MacArthur Fellows Program, Royal Society Science Books Prize, Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, International Cosmos Prize, Humanist of the Year, Dickson Prize in Science, Environment Book Prize

Jared Mason Diamond (born September 10, 1937) is an American geographer, historian, ornithologist, 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 biochemistry and 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.In 2005, Diamond was ranked ninth on a poll by Prospect and Foreign Policy of the world's top 100 public intellectuals.
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