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Jared Diamond

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  • Paru le : 01/01/2006
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From the ghostly stone heads of Easter Island to crumbling Mayan cities hidden deep in the jungle, the mysterious ruins of lost worlds and vanished civilizations continue to haunt us. How could such mighty societies fall? And could our skyscrapers one day stand derelict and overgrown like ancient temples? Jared Diamond takes us on an epic journey around the globe, through the history of humanity and on to the future, to discover how - when tomorrow comes - we can be survivors.
  • Date de parution : 01/01/2006
  • Editeur : Penguin Books
  • Collection : Penguin History
  • ISBN : 0-14-027951-2
  • EAN : 9780140279511
  • Format : Poche
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 575 pages
  • Poids : 0.455 Kg
  • Dimensions : 13,0 cm × 20,0 cm × 2,7 cm

Biographie de Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond was born in Boston to a physician father and a teacher musician linguist mother. After training in laboratory biological science he became Professor of Physiology at UCLA Medical School in 1966. However, while in his twenties, he also developed a parallel career in the ecology and evolution of New Guinea birds. That led him to explore some of the most remote parts of that great tropical island, and to rediscover New Guinea's long lost golden-fronted bowerbird.
In his fifties he gradually developed a third career in environmental history, becoming Professor of Geography and of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA. Jared Diamond is famous for his prize-winning books The Third Chimpanzee and Why is Sex Fun?, and for revolutionizing the study of global human history with Guns, Germs and Steel. His awards include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (a genius award) and the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, and he is the only two-time winner of the Science Book Prize.
The broad range of disciplines that he weaves in to his writing - linguistics, genetics, animal behaviour, molecular biology and others - caused a reviewer to write, Jared Diamond is suspected of actually being the pseudonym for a committee of experts. In his spare time he watches birds and learns languages (he is currently learning his twelfth). He is the father of eighteen-year-old twin sons who have informed much of his outlook on life.

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