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Diamond, Jared M.

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Works: 262 works in 1,109 publications in 22 languages and 35,019 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Guidebooks  Gazetteers  Classification  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Host, Actor, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, frw, Collector, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: HM206, 303.4
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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 )

78 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 6,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guns, Germs, and Steel is a brilliant work answering the question of why the peoples of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their peoples. This edition includes a new chapter on Japan and all-new illustrations drawn from the television series. Until around 11,000 BC, all peoples were still Stone Age hunter/gatherers. At that point, a great divide occurred in the rates that human societies evolved. In Eurasia, parts of the Americas, and Africa, farming became the prevailing mode of existence when indigenous wild plants and animals were domesticated by prehistoric planters and herders. As Jared Diamond vividly reveals, the very people who gained a head start in producing food would collide with preliterate cultures, shaping the modern world through conquest, displacement, and genocide. The paths that lead from scattered centers of food to broad bands of settlement had a great deal to do with climate and geography. But how did differences in societies arise? Why weren't native Australians, Americans, or Africans the ones to colonize Europe? Diamond dismantles pernicious racial theories tracing societal differences to biological differences. He assembles convincing evidence linking germs to domestication of animals, germs that Eurasians then spread in epidemic proportions in their voyages of discovery. In its sweep, Guns, Germs and Steel encompasses the rise of agriculture, technology, writing, government, and religion, providing a unifying theory of human history as intriguing as the histories of dinosaurs and glaciers. Thirty-two illustrations
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed by Jared M Diamond( Book )

86 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 5,731 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 )

52 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,987 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 )

33 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,258 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 )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the fascinating connections between geography, technology and global human development. This series spans 13,000 years of struggle and conquest
Why is sex fun? : the evolution of human sexuality by Jared M Diamond( Book )

79 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,473 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 )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,068 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
Ecology and evolution of communities by Jared M Diamond( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and held by 861 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 )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 700 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 )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 651 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
Natural experiments of history by Jared M Diamond( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 629 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
Community ecology( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 503 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
Arm und Reich : die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften by Jared M Diamond( Book )

73 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guns, Germs, and Steel is a brilliant work answering the question of why the peoples of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their peoples. This edition includes a new chapter on Japan and all-new illustrations drawn from the television series. Until around 11,000 BC, all peoples were still Stone Age hunter/gatherers. At that point, a great divide occurred in the rates that human societies evolved. In Eurasia, parts of the Americas, and Africa, farming became the prevailing mode of existence when indigenous wild plants and animals were domesticated by prehistoric planters and herders. As Jared Diamond vividly reveals, the very people who gained a head start in producing food would collide with preliterate cultures, shaping the modern world through conquest, displacement, and genocide. The paths that lead from scattered centers of food to broad bands of settlement had a great deal to do with climate and geography. But how did differences in societies arise? Why weren't native Australians, Americans, or Africans the ones to colonize Europe? Diamond dismantles pernicious racial theories tracing societal differences to biological differences. He assembles convincing evidence linking germs to domestication of animals, germs that Eurasians then spread in epidemic proportions in their voyages of discovery. In its sweep, Guns, Germs and Steel encompasses the rise of agriculture, technology, writing, government, and religion, providing a unifying theory of human history as intriguing as the histories of dinosaurs and glaciers. Thirty-two illustrations
Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies by Jared M Diamond( Recording )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 398 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 birds of northern Melanesia : speciation, ecology & biogeography by Ernst Mayr( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 310 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
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 278 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
Effondrement : comment les sociétés décident de leur disparition ou de leur survie by Jared M Diamond( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur propose une étude comparée des civilisations disparues pour démontrer qu'il n'existe aucun cas dans lequel l'effondrement d'une société serait attribuable aux seuls dommages écologiques. D'autres facteurs, au nombre de cinq, entrent toujours potentiellement en jeu. Cette complexité des facteurs lui permet de constater que la dégradation de l'environnement n'est pas inéluctable
The invisible hands : top hedge fund traders on bubbles, crashes, and real money by Steven Drobny( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Birds of New Guinea by Thane K Pratt( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 9 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
 
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Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies
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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-

Jared, Diamond

Jared Diamond American scientist, nonfiction author

Jared Diamond Amerikaans bioloog

Jared Diamond amerykański biolog ewolucyjny, fizjolog i biogeograf

Jared Diamond biologo e fisiologo statunitense

Jared Diamond US-amerikanischer Evolutionsbiologe, Physiologe und Biogeograf

Jared Mason Diamond

Τζάρεντ Ντάιαμοντ

Даймонд, Джаред

Даймонд, Джаред 1937-

Джаред Даймонд

Джаред Даймънд

ג'ארד דיאמונד

דימונד, ג'רד 1937-

جارد دايموند

جارد دایموند

جأرد مىسؤن داىمؤند

دايموند، جرد

دايموند، جرد، 1937-

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다이아몬드, 재레드 1937-

다이아몬드, 제러드 1937-

다이아몬드, 제레드 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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Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeedThe third chimpanzee : the evolution and future of the human animalWhy is sex fun? : the evolution of human sexualityGuns, germs, and steel : [the fates of human societies]CollapseNatural experiments of historyThe rise and fall of the third chimpanzeeArm und Reich : die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften