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Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond is a professor of physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine, an evolutionary biologist, physiologist, and bio-geographer. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for his book Guns, Germs and Steel, which set out to explain in a simple and complete way the course of human beings for the last ten-thousand years. The book sets out to answer the question why did European civilization win out over other competing civilizations.

He also wrote the book The Third Chimpanzee[?].

Diamond is also a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences.

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