Diamond, Jared (Mason)

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DIAMOND, Jared (Mason)

DIAMOND, Jared (Mason). American, b. 1937. Genres: Environmental sciences/Ecology, Geography. Career: Physiologist, ecologist, geographer, and author, specializing in evolutionary biology, ecology, bird faunas of New Guinea and other southwest Pacific islands, biological membranes, and comparative environmental history. Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA., associate in biophysics, 1965-66; University of California Medical School, Los Angeles, associate professor of physiology, 1966-68, professor, 1968-. American Museum of Natural History, Department of Ornithology, research associate, 1973-; Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, research associate, 1985-. National Science Foundation, fellow, 1958-61, 1961-62; Trinity College, Cambridge, fellow in physiology, 1961-65; Harvard University Society of Fellows, junior fellow, 1962-65. Publications: NONFICTION: Avifauna of the Eastern Highlands of New Guinea, 1972; (with M. Lecroy) Birds of Karkar and Bagabag Islands, New Guinea, 1979; The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal, 1992 in UK as The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee; Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, 1997. EDITOR: (with M.L. Cody) Ecology and Evolution of Communities, 1975; (with T.J. Case) Community Ecology, 1986. Contributor to nature magazines. Author of research papers on physiology, ecology, and ornithology. Address: Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1524, U.S.A.