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Jared Diamond



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.

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The Top 4 Crises Facing the World Today | Jared Diamond | Big Think

According to historian Jared Diamond, we currently have four global crises to address: the ongoing threat of nuclear attacks, climate change, running out of resources, and socioeconomic inequality.

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Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality

Why do we differ so radically in these and other important aspects of our sexuality from our closest ancestor, the apes? Why does the human female, virtually alone among mammals, go through menopause? Why does the human male stand out as one of the few mammals to stay with the female he...

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Jared Diamond argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world.

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FindCenter Quotes ImagePerhaps our greatest distinction as a species is our capacity, unique among animals, to make counter-evolutionary choices.

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My Conversation with Jared Diamond

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Why Did Human History Unfold Differently on Different Continents for the Last 13,000 Years?

The biggest question that Jared Diamond is asking himself is how to turn the study of history into a science.

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Jared Diamond - Why Aren't Aliens Already Here?

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FindCenter Quotes ImageHistory followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples’ environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves.

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In Conversation with Jared Diamond: “Traditional Societies Are Not Frozen Models of the Past”

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

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Jared Diamond: Lessons from Hunter-Gatherers | Nat Geo Live

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.

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