Jared Diamond

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Date of Birth September 10, 1937
Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts
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Jared Diamond

Jared Mason Diamond is an American geographer, historian, anthropologist, and author best known for his popular science books The Third Chimpanzee; Guns, Germs, and Steel; Collapse, The World Until Yesterday, and Upheaval. Originally trained in physiology, Diamond is known for drawing from a variety of fields, including anthropology, ecology, geography, and evolutionary biology. He is a professor of geography at UCLA. In 2005, Diamond was ranked ninth on a poll by Prospect and Foreign Policy of the world's top 100 public intellectuals.

Born: Jared Mason Diamond, September 10, 1937, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Fields: Physiology, biophysics, ornithology, environmentalism, history, ecology, geography, evolutionary biology, and anthropology
Institutions: University of California, Los Angeles
Education: Roxbury Latin School
Alma mater: Harvard University, Trinity College, Cambridge
Thesis: Concentrating activity of the gall-bladder (1961)
Influenced: Yuval Noah Harari
Notable awards: MacArthur Genius Grant (1985), Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science (1997), Royal Society Prize for Science Books (1992, 1998 & 2006), Pulitzer Prize (1998), International Cosmos Prize (1998), National Medal of Science (1999), Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (2001), Wolf Prize in Agriculture (2013)
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About Jared Diamond

An American scientist and author, he is best known for popular, science-themed works such as The Third Chimpanzee and The World Until Yesterday. His 1997 book, Guns, Germs, and Steel, won the Pulitzer Prize.

Before Fame

He graduated from Harvard and subsequently received a degree in physiology and biophysics from Trinity College, University of Cambridge.


He taught in the geography department at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Family Life

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He had twin sons with his wife Marie.


Anne McCaffrey is another famous author from Massachusetts.

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