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Jared Diamond

Professor of Geography, UCLA

Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles.

He began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

Among Jared Diamond's many awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Japan’s Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the Lewis Thomas Prize honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by Rockefeller University.

He has published more than two hundred articles in “Discover,” “Natural History,” “Nature” and “Geo” magazines.

His most recent book “Guns, Germs and Steel,” was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Articles by Jared Diamond

Haiti and the Dominican Republic: One Island, Two Worlds

How did the Dominican Republic's and Haiti's environmental past determine their economic futures?

January 20, 2010