Jared Diamond
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     Jared Diamond is a current professor at the University of California, Los Angelos. He is teaching the subject of Geography, and he has shown interest in physiology, biology, and biogeography throughout his academic career. His book Guns, Germs, and Steel has won the Pulitzer Prize. He has further been given the National Medal of Science.
      Jared Diamond was born on September 10, 1937, and his full name is Jared Mason Diamond. His mother was a teacher and pianist, and his father was a physician. Similar to his mother, he also learned how to play the piano. He earned a Bachelors of Arts from Harvard College, and he got his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Cambridge. At first, he started his career at the University of California, Los Angelos, as a professor of Physiology, however, over the decades he has come around to his main interest regarding the environment.
     The first book that Jared Diamond wrote, The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal, researches many different types of fields of study to demonstrate an understanding of how humans are similar and different from the chimpanzee species; like much of the rest of his books, Jared Diamond explained how humans have come to change and adapt throughout history. His book, Guns, Germs, and Steel, also goes on to analyze how civilizations and societies have come to the situations and conditions they have today due to many factors; some of the factors used to analyze how we can learn from our past are geographical and biological. 
      Throughout many of his books, Jared Diamond has discussed how societies have evolved to be what they are today, and he has explained societies through the aspects of culture, religion, economics, development, and biological patterns. Jared Diamond had expressed his ideas about why societies collapse in his TED Talk:


      Another interview in which Jared Diamond explains the purpose of writing books regarding human societies over the time of history is linked below. He explains, for example, why some people came to rule over others, why some civilizations developed the need of writing before others, and why the continents of today are the way they are. The link is:
Jared Diamond Interview
        If interested, a full understanding of Jared Diamond can be viewed at his personal website. It is at that platform where you can find  information regarding his books, his contact information, his interests, and his background. You can view this website at the link below: 
Jared Diamond Personal Website
         Due to Jared Diamond's notable achievements through his work, National Geographic has also made a movie on his book Guns, Germs, and Steel. The link is mentioned below, if interested.