Date of Birth: 09/10/1937
Place of birth: Boston
Citizenship: United States
Why do people like so much sex?
Jared Diamond (Jared Diamond, full name - Jared Mason Diamond) - a famous American scientist, an evolutionary biologist and geographer, whose works combine biology, anthropology, genetics, linguistics and history.
Jared Diamond was born on September 10, 1937, the year in Boston, Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts), in an intellectual Jewish family. Jared`s father was a physicist and his mother was engaged in linguistics, taught school, and gave piano concerts. It was probably drag their parents in many ways influenced the choice of Jared, who from the earliest years of combined playing the piano and reading scientific papers. After a good graduation Roxbury Latin School, he enrolled at Harvard (Harvard College), where he received a bachelor`s degree in the arts. But just a few years, he entered the University of Cambridge (University of Cambridge), where he successfully defended his scientific work on the physiology and biophysics of membranes in the human gallbladder in 1961, for which he received a doctorate nauk.Posle return to Harvard College Jared It was included in the program to support young scientists engaged in the study of bird populations in the area of ??New Guinea (New Guinea) and the nearby islands. Catching up on the study of two very different areas, Diamond began to trace the interesting parallels and still hidden connections. Thus, he began to delve into the study of history and of human evolution over the next years, Jared, while studying geography, and evolutionary biology. His results were amazing, and the first time in the history of science scientist was able to give a complete analysis, focusing not only on their field of activity, but also in the neighboring discipline.
In 1990, Jared became a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles (University of California, Los Angeles), a position he holds until today. Known only in the scientific community, Jared decided to publish his findings in the book to show the fruitfulness of its scientific approach. His first book - `The third chimpanzee: Evolution and prospects of human zhivotnogo` (The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal) - was published in 1992. As a result of his many years of study, researchers tracked how modern human society is related to the prehistoric societies, familiar to us only through the work of scientists. The book was warmly received by critics and other scientists who largely agreed with the position of Jared. That same year, the book received the highest award from the Royal Society Book (Royal Society Prizes for Science Books) and the famous Book Award of the newspaper `Los Angeles Times` (Los Angeles Times Book Prize).
The second work of the scientist, evolutionary analysis of human sexuality - `Why do we like seks` (Why Is Sex Fun?) - Quickly became a bestseller and was translated into several languages. The main issue that puts the author in the beginning of the book, it is a paradox of man, the only living being who is ready to have sex, to spend on it strength and energy, fearful of the possibility of being caught without having in mind the goal of procreation. Analyzing the reasons, scientists completely denies modern attempts to explain it, and comes to the conclusion that the evolution of man - as a man in general - is not rational, and moves by its own laws, not the patterns laid down in the other animals.
During his third job `Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human obschestv` (Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Pulitzer Prize). Last date book scientist - `The World Until Yesterday` - describes the place of Western civilization in the history of mankind, and gives examples of primitive cultures, which are able to make a better civilization.
Today, Jared Diamond lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons. He still teaches and is engaged in the writing of scientific works and popular science books.