Books by Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among Dr. Diamond’s many awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.


THE WORLD UNTIL YESTERDAY by Jared Diamond
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"A symphonic yet unromantic portrait of traditional societies and the often stirring lessons they offer."
A supple and engaged journey into traditional societies and an exploration of their ways of life, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997). Read full book review >
GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL by Jared Diamond
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 1997

"The prose is not brilliant, and there are apologies and redundancies that we could do without. But a fair answer to Yali's question this surely is, and gratifyingly, it makes clear that race has nothing to do with who does or does not develop cargo."
MacArthur fellow and UCLA evolutionary biologist Diamond (The Third Chimpanzee, 1992, etc.) takes as his theme no less than the rise of human civilizations. Read full book review >
THE THIRD CHIMPANZEE by Jared Diamond
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: March 6, 1992

"Quirky arguments at times, yes, but generally Diamond is as sharp as his name."
Plenty of provocative ideas in this grand sweep of evolutionary biology and anthropology: not surprising for this MacArthur "genius'' Award-winner, Natural History columnist, and UCLA Medical School physiology professor. Read full book review >