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Jared Mason Diamond is a physiologist, ecologist, and the author of several popular science books. Born in Boston in 1937, Diamond earned his B.A. at Harvard and his Ph.D. from Cambridge. A distinguished teacher and researcher, Diamond is well-known for the columns he contributes to the widely read mostrar mais magazines Natural History and Discover. Diamond's book The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal was heralded for its accessibility and for its blending of science and social science. The interdisciplinary Guns, Germs and Steel--Diamond's examination of the relationship between scientific technology and economic disparity--won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize. Diamond has won a McArthur Foundation Fellowship in addition to several smaller awards for his science and writing. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Jared Diamond

Natural Experiments of History (2010) — Editor — 136 cópias
Community Ecology (1986) 9 cópias
Seks Neden Keyiflidir (2016) 2 cópias
365 historische gebeurtenissen (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
How to Tame a Wild Plant 1 exemplar(es)
The Arrow of Disease 1 exemplar(es)
The Evolution of Dragons 1 exemplar(es)
Building to Code 1 exemplar(es)
How Africa Became Black 1 exemplar(es)
Dining With Snakes 1 exemplar(es)
The Return of Cholera 1 exemplar(es)
Writing Right 1 exemplar(es)
Father's Milk 1 exemplar(es)
Race Without Color 1 exemplar(es)
Question of Size 1 exemplar(es)
Playing God at the Zoo 1 exemplar(es)
Easter's End 1 exemplar(es)
Empire of Uniformity 1 exemplar(es)
Why Women Change 1 exemplar(es)
The Best Way to Sell Sex 1 exemplar(es)
The Curse of Qwerty 1 exemplar(es)
Turning A Man 1 exemplar(es)
Reversal of Fortune 1 exemplar(es)
Insan Cinselliginin Evrimi (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Silent Partner (CD) 1 exemplar(es)
"Easter Islands End" 1 exemplar(es)
Inventer pour le XXIe siècle (2011) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Catherine the Great 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contribuinte — 802 cópias
What Evolution Is (2001) — Prefácio — 732 cópias
The Best American Essays 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 289 cópias
The New Humanists: Science at the Edge (2003) — Contribuinte — 230 cópias
1000 Events That Shaped the World (2007) — Prefácio — 120 cópias
Guns, Germs, and Steel [2005 TV mini series] (2005) — Orignal book — 48 cópias
The Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening to Nature (2015) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Penguin Green Ideas Collection (2021) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Diamond, Jared Mason
Outros nomes
DIAMOND, Jared Mason
Data de nascimento
País (para mapa)
Local de nascimento
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Roxbury Latin School
Harvard University (BA | 1958)
University of Cambridge (PhD | Physiology and Biophysics | 1961)
evolutionary biologist
Professor of Physiology
anthropologist (mostrar todas 9)
science writer
Cohen, Marie Nabel (wife)
Diamond, Josh (son)
Diamond, Max (son)
American Philosophical Society
World Wildlife Fund
University of California, Los Angeles
The Skeptics Society
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
Lannan Literary Award (1999)
California Book Awards (1998)
Elliott Coues Award (1998)
Phi Beta Kappa Science Book Prize (1997) (mostrar todas 21)
Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science (2002)
Randi Award (1994)
Zoological Society of San Diego Conservation Medal (1993)
Los Angeles Times Science Book Prize (1992)
Tanner Lecturer (1992)
Archie Carr Medal (1989)
MacArthur Fellowship (1985)
Franklin L. Burr Award (1979)
Nathaniel Bowditch Prize (1976)
Kaiser Permanente/Golden Apple Teaching Award (1976)
Distinguished Achievement Award, 1975
Distinguished Teaching Award, 1972, 1973
Prize Fellowship, 1961
National Medal of Science (1999)
Kew International Medal, 2012
Pequena biografia
Jared Diamond, professor of geography at the University of California at Los Angeles ... began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography. [from Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005)]
JARED DIAMOND is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Until recently he was Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the author of The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?; Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the widely acclaimed Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies, which also is the winner of Britain's 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.

Dr. Diamond is also the author of two other trade books: The Third Chimpanzee, which won The Los Angeles Times Book award for the best science book of 1992 and Britain's 1992 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize; and Why is Sex Fun? (ScienceMasters Series).

Dr. Diamond is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship ("Genius Award"); research prizes of the American Physiological Society, National Geographic Society, and Zoological Society of San Diego; and many teaching awards and endowed public lectureships. In addition, he has been elected a member of all three of the leading national scientific/academic honorary societies (National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society).

His field experience includes 17 expeditions to New Guinea and neighboring islands, to study ecology and evolution of birds; rediscovery of New Guinea's long-lost goldenfronted bowerbird; other field projects in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. As a conservationist he devised a comprehensive plan, almost all of which was subsequently implemented, for Indonesian New Guinea's national park system; numerous field projects for the Indonesian government and World Wildlife Fund; founding member of the board of the Society of Conservation Biology; member of the Board of Directors of World Wildlife Fund/USA.




AUGUST - SPOILERS - Collapse em The Green Dragon (Outubro 2014)


A great book which however should be evaluated critically. Unfortunately the comparative history of civilisations is an area in which few others look, so Diamond ends up being the one key reference and taken as an absolute.

It is a must read but then also one must seek critical reviews as in many areas this book suggests a more idealist pessimistic view of sustainable civilisation than the other many historical examples that counter this.
yates9 | outras 181 resenhas | Feb 28, 2024 |
Much of what we take for granted about human sexuality - sort of monogamous, co-parenting, menopause, non-procreative sex - is downright weird by the standards of the rest of the animal kingdom. This book tries to look at why and how these practices evolved.

It's an interesting how others might see us account. The book dates from 1997 and it particularly shows when talking about sex that cannot result in procreation such as during pregnancy etc., without any mention of homosexuality in our and other species.… (mais)
Robertgreaves | outras 19 resenhas | Feb 28, 2024 |
I read 2/3 of this in the mid-2000s and let's be real, I'm never going to finish that last 1/3.
caedocyon | outras 371 resenhas | Feb 21, 2024 |


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