Jared Diamond
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Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. Among Dr. Diamond's many awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Japan's Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Prize honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by Rockefeller University. He has published more than six hundred articles and several books including the New York Times bestseller "Guns, Germs, and Steel," which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Additional information about Dr. Diamond may be found at his personal website, www.jareddiamond.org.

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Best Sellers

    • Guns, Germs and Steel

    • The Fate of Human Societies
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,746
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4,954
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,947

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs and Steel examines the rise of civilization and the issues its development has raised throughout history....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A story all should know, not all can endure

    • By Daniel on 12-19-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Collapse

    • How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 27 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 702
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624

    The author explores how climate change, the population explosion, and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting subject, not as good as GG&S

    • By Jeff H on 01-15-15

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Third Chimpanzee

    • The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 870
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 753
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 752

    Jared Diamond explores how the extraordinary human animal, in a remarkably short time, developed the capacity to rule the world...and the means to irrevocably destroy it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Up to the usual high standard

    • By Mark on 09-04-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The World until Yesterday

    • What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 781
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 645
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 649

    The World until Yesterday provides a mesmerizing firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A visit with our ancient ancestors

    • By BRB on 01-30-13

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Why Is Sex Fun?

    • The Evolution of Human Sexuality
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    There's no one better qualified than Jared Diamond to explain the evolutionary forces that operated on our ancestors to make us sexually different. With wit and examples, he explains how our sexuality has been as crucial as our large brains and upright posture in our rise to human status....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, but a bit short for the subject

    • By Samuel Aldrich on 12-03-18

    Regular price: $20.99

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