Jared Diamond is an American ecologist, geographer, biologist born on 10 September 1937, In Boston, U.S.
he is the son of Louis Diamond and his wife Flora Kaplan. His father was a physician. his mother was a linguist, school teacher, and a concert pianist.
Jared married Marie Cohen, granddaughter of polish politician Edward Werner. They have twin sons, born in 1987.
he studied at Roxbury Latin School, which is the oldest school in North America and earned Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and history from the Harvard College in 1958. In 1961, He completed his Ph.D. degree in physiology and biophysics of membranes in the gallbladder from Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
After completing his study, He rejoined the Harvard University and remaining there as a Junior Fellow till 1965. He studied the cellular and molecular devices of ion and non-electrolyte transportation across biological membranes particularly across those of the gallbladder. He had been the part of a number of field projects in Australia, Africa, North America, and Asia. He had also been involved in the field projects of the government of Indonesia and the “World Wildlife Fund”. in 1966, he had been inducted by the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine’ as a Professor of Physiology. In 1991, His book had published named ‘The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal’ which deals with evolution of human being and its pertinence to the modern world became much popular earning him acclamation from the critics as well as the ‘Rhone-Poulenc Prize for Science Books’ and the ‘Los Angeles Times Book Prize’ in 1992. In 1997, his the most famous science book had published named “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies”. later he had published notable books such as “Why Is Sex Fun?”, “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed”, and “The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?”. He is one of the founding members of the Board of the “Society of Conservation Biology”. Recently he serves the UCLA as a Professor of Geography and also visits Rome to teach at the private university ‘LUISS Guido Carli’.
- His full name is Jared Mason Diamond.
- After reaching 65 years of age he had ended his decades ‘Long career in laboratory science and divided his professional time between two areas that are evolutionary biology; and comparative environmental history and geography
Awards and Achievements:
- In 1997, He received the Phi Beta Kappa Award In Science award.
- In 1998, He received the Royal Society Prize For Science Books award.
- In 1998, He received the Pulitzer Prize.
- In 1999, He received the National Medal Of Science.
- In 2013, He received the Wolf Prize In Agriculture.
What can we learn from him??
Like Jared Diamond, Do your work full of concentrate. Focus on your career and work hard to become successful.