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Pulitzer Prize winning author Jared Diamond is one of America's most celebrated scholars. A professor of Geography and Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles he is equally renowned for his work in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology, and for his ground-breaking studies of the birds of Papua New Guinea.
Dr. Diamond has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical society. Among his many awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Japan’s Cosmo Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Prize Honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by Rockefeller University. Dr. Diamond has published more than six hundred articles, and his book, Guns, Germs, and Steel, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.