Jared Diamond is an American geographer, historian, anthropologist, ornithologist, and author best known for his popular science books on a wide variety of topics. Originally trained in biochemistry and physiology, Diamond is known for drawing from a large swath of fields, including anthropology, ecology, history, geography, socio/political movements and evolutionary biology, often interwoven with a psychological lens.
The traditional societies that we see today are not frozen models of the past, on the one hand. On the other hand, they’re not irrelevant to the past because they are still small-scale societies. - Jared Diamond
Jared Diamond, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, studies how traditional societies around the world treat the aging members of their tribes, and suggests that these cultures have much to teach us about the treatment of our elderly.