|Birthname||Jared Mason Diamond|
|born on||10 September 1937|
|Place||Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
American educator and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the widely acclaimed "Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies." The book also won the Britain's 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize. He followed up the success of that book with "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed."
He has been a Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles and Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. A recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including a MacArthur Foundations Genius Grant, he is author of "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?" in the ScienceMasters Series. Driven by his interest in conservation and in discovering why historic patterns have yielded such different paths for various peoples and continents he has traveled widely and often to New Guinea and islands nearby.
Diamond holds a B.A.Harvard and a
Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, England
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1998 ("Guns Germs and Steel")
- Work : Prize 1999 (Pulitzer)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2005 ("Collapse")
PT quotes birth certificate for date and place; no time recorded on the document as times were not recorded before 1940 in Massachusetts.
- Traits : Mind : Education extensive
- Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
- Vocation : Education : Teacher (College level)
- Vocation : Science : Anthropology
- Vocation : Science : Biology (Physiology)