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Diamond, Jared M.

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Most widely held works by Jared M Diamond
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies by Jared M Diamond( Book )

98 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 7,083 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 )

57 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 5,203 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 )

37 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,879 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 )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,214 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 )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer this question. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Diamond dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns
Natural experiments of history by Jared M Diamond( )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book 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
The birds of northern Melanesia : speciation, ecology & biogeography by Ernst Mayr( )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Why is sex fun? : the evolution of human sexuality by Jared M Diamond( Book )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To humans, the sex lives of many animals seem weird. In fact, by comparison with other animals, we are the ones with the weird sex lives. How did that come to be? We are the only social species to insist on carrying out sex privately. Stranger yet, we have sex at any time, even when the female can't be fertilized (for example, because she is already pregnant, post-menopausal, or between fertile cycles). A human female doesn't know her precise time of fertility and certainly doesn't advertise it to human males by the striking color changes, smells, and sounds used by other female mammals. Why do we differ so radically in these and other important aspects of our sexuality from our closest ancestor, the apes? Why does the human female, virtually alone among mammals, go through menopause? Why does the human male stand out as one of the few mammals to stay (often or usually) with the female he impregnates, to help raise the children that he sired? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large? There is no one better qualified than Jared Diamond--renowned expert in the fields of physiology and evolutionary biology--to explain the evolutionary forces that operated on our ancestors to make us sexually different. With wit and a wealth of fascinating examples, he explains how our sexuality has been as crucial as our large brains and upright posture in our rise to human status.--From publisher description
Guns, germs, and steel : [the fates of human societies] by Jared M Diamond( Recording )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 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
Birds of New Guinea by Thane K Pratt( )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world's largest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as an exceptionally diverse assemblage of songbirds such as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Birds of New Guinea is the only guide to cover all 780 bird species reported in the area, including 366 endemics. Expanding its coverage with 111 vibrant color plates-twice as many as the first edition
Ecology and evolution of communities by Robert H MacArthur( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collapse by Jared M Diamond( Recording )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 698 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 ignore the signals our environment gives us
The world until yesterday : what can we learn from traditional societies? by Jared M Diamond( Recording )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on decades of field work in the Pacific islands and other world regions to illuminate the degree to which modern society reflects traditional cultures from earlier and ancient time periods
The invisible hands : top hedge fund traders on bubbles, crashes, and real money by Steven Drobny( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fund managers who survived and profited through the 2008 financial crisis share their secrets/b In light of the colossal losses and amidst the resulting confusion that still lingers, it is time to rethink money management in the broadest of terms. Drastic changes need to be made, and managers who actually made money during 2008 make for a logical starting place. iThe Invisible Hands/i provides investors and traders with the latest thinking from some of the best and the most successful players in money management, highlighting the specific risk and return objectives of each, and discussing the evolution of certain styles and beliefs in money management.ulliContains revealing interviews with top hedge fund managers who survived and prospered through the 2008 financial crisisliOutlines investments and strategies for the rocky road aheadliReveals how hedge fund managers are seeking a new paradigm of risk management and profit making opportunities in the post-crisis worldliGives guidance on how traditional investors such as pensions, endowments, foundations and family offices should rethink how they approach asset allocation and portfolio construction/ul Page by page, the top macro thinkers found in this book reveal their own approaches to markets, risk, and the broader world in which we live, as well as their advice on how investors should be approaching money management in today's uncertain world
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or survive by Jared M Diamond( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Collapse', Jared Diamond investigates the fate of past human societies, and the lessons for our own future. What happened to the people who built the ruined temples of Angkor Wat, the long-abandoned statues of Easter Island, the crumbling Maya pyramids of the Yucatan?
Community ecology( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys our life-cycle, culture, sexuality and destructive urges both towards ourselves and the planet, and explores the ways in which we are uniquely human yet still influenced by our animal origins
Guns, germs, and steel : a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years by Jared M Diamond( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of primitive societies showing why some groups advanced more rapidly than others and how this progression explains why various populations stabilize at specific phases of development while others continue to evolve
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies by Jared M Diamond( Recording )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 454 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
Arm und Reich : die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften by Jared M Diamond( Book )

60 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of primitive societies showing why some groups advanced more rapidly than others and how this progression explains why various populations stabilize at specific phases of development while others continue to evolve
 
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Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeedThe third chimpanzee : the evolution and future of the human animalGuns, germs, and steelNatural experiments of historyThe birds of northern Melanesia : speciation, ecology & biogeographyWhy is sex fun? : the evolution of human sexualityGuns, germs, and steel : [the fates of human societies]Birds of New Guinea
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Cared Daymond

Dāymūnd, Jirid 1937-

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-

Diamond, Jared Mason.

Diamond, Jared Mason 1937-

Diamondas Jaredas

Iared Diamond

Jared, Diamond

Jared Diamond ahli biologi asal Amerika Serikat

Jared Diamond American scientist, nonfiction author

Jared Diamond americký vedec a spisovateľ

Jared Diamond Amerikaans bioloog

Jared Diamond amerykański biolog ewolucyjny, fizjolog i biogeograf

Jared Diamond biologo e fisiologo statunitense

Jared Diamond scientifique et auteur américain

Jared Diamond US-amerikanischer Evolutionsbiologe, Physiologe und Biogeograf

Jared Mason Diamond

Τζάρεντ Ντάιαμοντ

Даймонд Дж.

Даймонд, Джаред

Даймонд, Джаред 1937-

Джаред Даймонд

Джаред Даймънд

ג'ארד דיאמונד

ג'ארד דיימונד

דיאמונד, ג'ארד מ., 1937-

דימונד, ג'רד 1937-

جارد دايموند

جارد دايموند عالم ومؤلف أمريكي

جارد دایموند

جأرد مىسؤن داىمؤند

دايموند، جرد.

دايموند، جرد، 1937-

ஜேரட் டயமண்ட்

จาเร็ด ไดมอนด์

다이아몬드, 재레드 1937-

재러드 다이아몬드

ジャレド・ダイアモンド

ダイアモンド, ジャレド

賈德·戴蒙 美国科学家

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