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Diamond, Jared M.

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Works: 233 works in 981 publications in 25 languages and 32,563 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference proceedings  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Popular works  Cross-cultural studies  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Host, Editor, Author of introduction, frw, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor
Classifications: HM206, 303.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jared M Diamond
 
Most widely held works by Jared M Diamond
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies by Jared M Diamond( Book )

183 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 7,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? In this groundbreaking book, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. Here, at last, is a world history that really is a history of all the world's peoples, a unified narrative of human life even more intriguing and important than accounts of dinosaurs and glaciers. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world, and its inequalities, came to be. It is a work rich in dramatic revelations that will fascinate readers even as it challenges conventional wisdom
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed by Jared M Diamond( Book )

104 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 5,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of historical-cultural narratives. Moving from the prehistoric Polynesian culture on Easter Island to the formerly flourishing Native American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya, the doomed medieval Viking colony on Greenland, and finally to the modern world, Diamond traces a fundamental pattern of catastrophe, spelling out what happens when we squander our resources, when we ignore the signals our environment gives us, and when we reproduce too fast or cut down too many trees. Environmental damage, climate change, rapid population growth, unstable trade partners, and pressure from enemies were all factors in the demise of the doomed societies, but other societies found solutions to those same problems and persisted."--Jacket
The world until yesterday : what can we learn from traditional societies? by Jared M Diamond( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide, we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle in those largely traditional societies still or recently in existence. Societies like those of the New Guinea Highlanders remind us that it was only yesterday, in evolutionary time, when everything changed, and that we moderns still possess bodies and social practices often better adapted to traditional than to modern conditions. This book provides a firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years, a past that has mostly vanished, and considers what the differences between that past and our present mean for our lives today. The author does not romanticize traditional societies, after all, we are shocked by some of their practices, but he finds that their solutions to universal human problems such as child rearing, elder care, dispute resolution, risk, and physical fitness have much to teach us
The third chimpanzee : the evolution and future of the human animal by Jared M Diamond( Book )

42 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the question of what in the less than two percent of genes has made humans different from apes
Guns, germs, and steel by Jared M Diamond( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 2,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title, and with its author, Jared Diamond, as our chief provocateur, Guns, Germs And Steel is an epic detective story that spans the globe. Journeying across five continents, the series goes in search of the very source of human civilisation, and charts its evolution."--ABC website
Natural experiments of history( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of eight comparative studies drawn from history, archeology, economics, economic history, geography, and political science. The studies cover a spectrum of approaches, ranging from a non-quantitative narrative style in the early chapters to quantitative statistical analyses in the later chapters. The studies range from a simple two-way comparison of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which share the island of Hispaniola, to comparisons of 81 Pacific islands and 233 areas of India. The societies discussed are contemporary ones, literate societies of recent centuries, and non-literate past societies. Geographically, they include the United States, Mexico, Brazil, western Europe, tropical Africa, India, Siberia, Australia, New Zealand, and other Pacific islands
Why is sex fun? : the evolution of human sexuality by Jared M Diamond( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are humans one of the few species to have sex in private? Why do humans have sex any day of the month or year--including when the female is pregnant, beyond her reproductive years, or between her fertile cycles? Why are human females the only mammals to go through menopause? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large? Why do we differ so radically in these and other important aspects of our sexuality from our closest animal relatives and ancestors?With wit and fascinating scientific expertise, the author of The Third Chimpanzee explores the mystifying evolutionary forces that gave shape
Guns, germs, and steel [the fates of human societies] by Jared M Diamond( Recording )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the balance of power in the world, the essentially unequal distribution of wealth and clout that has shaped civilization for centuries, a matter of survival of the fittest, or merely of the luckiest? In Guns, Germs, and Steel, UCLA professor (and author of the best-seller bearing the same title) Jared Diamond makes a compelling case for the latter. Diamond's theory is that the predominance of white Europeans (and Americans of European descent) over other cultures has nothing to do with racial superiority, as many have claimed, but is instead the result of nothing more, or less, than geographical coincidence. His argument, in a nutshell, is that the people who populated the Middle East's "fertile crescent" thousands of years ago were the first farmers, blessed with abundant natural resources (native crops such as wheat and barley, domesticable animals like pigs, goats, sheep, and cows). When their descendents migrated to Europe and northern Africa, climates similar to the crescent's, those same assets, which were unavailable in most of the rest of the world, led to the flourishing of advanced civilizations in those places as well. Add to that their ability to control fire, and Europeans eventually developed the guns and steel (swords, trains, etc.) they used to conquer the planet (the devastating diseases they brought with them, like smallpox, were an unplanned "benefit" to their subjugation of, for instance, Peru's native Incas). The program uses location footage (from New Guinea, South America, Africa, and elsewhere), interviews, reenactments, maps, and Diamond's own participation to support his thesis
The birds of northern Melanesia speciation, ecology & biogeography by Ernst Mayr( )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins and Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part 1. Northern Melanesia's Physical and Biological Environment. 1. Geology and geological history. 2. Climate. 3. Habitats and vegetation. 4. Terrestrial vertebrates other than birds. Part 2. Human History and Impacts. 5. Human history. 6. Ornithological exploration of Northern Melanesia. 7. Exterminations of bird populations. Part 3. The Northern Melanesia Avifauna. 8. Family composition. 9. Determinants of island species number. 10. Level of endemism, habitat preference, and abundance of each species. 11. Overwater dispersal ability of each speci
Ecology and evolution of communities by Martin L Cody( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of species abundance and diversity; Competitive strategies of resource allocation; Community structure; Outlook
Collapse by Jared M Diamond( Recording )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates? Diamond weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of historical-cultural narratives. Moving from the prehistoric Polynesian culture of Easter Island to the formerly flourishing Native American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya, the doomed medieval Viking colony on Greenland, and finally to the modern world, Diamond traces a pattern of catastrophe, spelling out what happens when we squander our resources, when we ignore the signals or environment gives us
The world until yesterday what can we learn from traditional societies? by Jared M Diamond( Recording )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing extensively from his field work in the Pacific Islands and with other people groups, Jared Diamond gives a firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years, a past that has mostly vanished, and what the differences between that past and our present modern society mean for our lives today
Community ecology( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pluralistic approach to community ecology
The rise and fall of the third chimpanzee by Jared M Diamond( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kortlægning af vores livscyklus, kultur, seksualitet og destruktive tilbøjeligheder over for os selv og hele planeten. Formålet er at finde frem til de egenskaber, der dels gør os enestående blandt levende væsener og dels er påvirket af vor dyriske oprindelse
Guns, germs, and steel the fates of human societies by Jared M Diamond( Recording )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jared Diamond, Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine, goes beyond weapons, war tactics, and politics to show how biological and environmental factors changed and shaped thousands of years of history
The invisible hands top hedge fund traders on bubbles, crashes, and real money by Steven Drobny( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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What are you optimistic about? : today's leading thinkers on why things are good and getting better by John Brockman( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning a wide range of topics--from string theory to education, from population growth to medicine, and even from global warming to the end of world--What Are You Optimistic About? is an impressive array of what world-class minds (including Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestselling authors, and Harvard professors, among others) have weighed in to offer carefully considered optimistic visions of tomorrow. Their provocative ideas may rouse skepticism, but they might possibly change our perceptions of humanity's future
Kollaps : warum Gesellschaften überleben oder untergehen by Jared M Diamond( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die überwucherten Tempelruinen von Angkor Wat, die zerfallenden Pyramiden der Maya in Yucatan und die rätselhaften Moai-Statuen der Osterinsel - stille Zeugen einstmals blühender Kulturen, aber auch Mahnmale für heutige Gesellschaften. Wann beginnt das Ende? Was sind die Warnsignale? Jared Diamond zeichnet die Muster nach, die zum Untergang von Imperien führen, und zeigt uns, dass die Zukunft in unserer Hand liegt. Autorentext Jared Diamond, 1938 in Boston geboren, ist Professor für Geographie an der Universität von Kalifornien in Los Angeles. Für seine Arbeit auf dem Feld der Anthropologie und Genetik ist Jared Diamond vielfach ausgezeichnet worden
De l'inégalité parmi les sociétés : essai sur l'homme et l'environnement dans l'histoire by Jared M Diamond( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somme toute, la question essentielle, pour la compréhension de l'état du monde contemporain, est celle de l'inégale répartition des richesses entre les sociétés : pourquoi une telle domination de l'Eurasie dans l'histoire ? Pourquoi ne sont-ce pas les indigènes d'Amérique, les Africains et les aborigènes australiens qui ont décimé, asservi et exterminé les Européens et les Asiatiques ? Cette question cruciale, les historiens ont renoncé depuis longtemps à y répondre, s'en tenant aux seules causes prochaines - les fusils, les germes et l'acier - des guerres de conquête et de l'expansion du monde industrialisé. Mais les causes lointaines - celles qui firent, par exemple, que les conquérants espagnols avaient les fusils et les chevaux, alors que les empires complexes aztèque et inca n'en disposaient pas -, un certain usage de la biologie prétend aujourd'hui les expliquer par l'inégalité supposée du capital génétique au sein de l'humanité. Or, l'inégalité entre les sociétés est liée aux différences de milieux, pas aux différences génétiques. Jared Diamond le démontre dans cette fresque éblouissante de l'histoire de l'humanité depuis 13000 ans. Mobilisant des disciplines aussi diverses que la génétique, la biologie moléculaire, l'épidémiologie, la linguistique, l'archéologie et l'histoire des technologies, il marque notamment le rôle de la production alimentaire - c'est-à-dire la domestication des plantes et des animaux sauvages, puis l'augmentation des vivres par l'agriculture et l'élevage, qui permet d'entretenir des bureaucraties et des artisans spécialisés dans la production des armes - ; l'évolution des germes caractéristiques des populations humaines denses favorisées par la révolution agricole - les germes eurasiens ont tué plus d'indigènes américains et non eurasiens que les fusils ou les armes d'acier des Eurasiens - ; le rôle de la géographie dans la diffusion contrastée de l'écriture et de la technologie, selon la latitude en Eurasie, mais la longitude aux Amériques et en Afrique. A l'aube du siècle de la globalisation, Jared Diamond nous propose opportunément cet essai, en tout point singulier, sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inégalité parmi les sociétés
Evolution( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jared Diamond's conversation with Paul Hoffman, the editor-in-chief of Discover Magazine. Dr. Diamond is a professor of physiology at UCLA Medical school and recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Award
 
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Diamond, J. M. 1937-

Diamond, J. M. (Jared Mason), 1937-

Diamond, Jared.

Diamond, Jared 1937-

Diamond, Jared M.

Diamond, Jared M. 1937-

Diamond, Jared M. (Jared Mason), 1937-

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Даймонд, Джаред 1937-

ダイアモンド, ジャレド

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Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeedThe third chimpanzee : the evolution and future of the human animalNatural experiments of historyWhy is sex fun? : the evolution of human sexualityGuns, germs, and steel [the fates of human societies]The birds of northern Melanesia speciation, ecology & biogeographyCollapseThe rise and fall of the third chimpanzee