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Jared Diamond

Anthropologist and author of The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?

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Jared Diamond (© Jochen Braun)

Jared Diamond is an American anthropologist, geographer and writer. Originally trained as a physiologist, he has also worked in the fields of ornithology, ecology and environmental history. He has written many books of popular science including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies and most recently The World Until Yesterday (Allen Lane, 2012). He won the National Medal of Science in 1999.

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