Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
- J. Diamond
- 1 July 2005
In his runaway bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond brilliantly examined the circumstances that allowed Western civilizations to dominate much of the world. Now he probes the other side…
Evolution, consequences and future of plant and animal domestication
- J. Diamond
- 8 August 2002
Domestication interests us as the most momentous change in Holocene human history, as farmers spread at the expense of hunter–gatherers and of other farmers.
China's environment in a globalizing world
In a Feature this week, Jianguo Liu and Jared Diamond look at the effects of China's sweeping environmental change and socio-economic challenges, synthesizing detailed literature that is scattered even for Chinese readers and largely inaccessible to western readers.
Origins of major human infectious diseases
An initiative to resolve disputed origins of major diseases, and a global early warning system to monitor pathogens infecting individuals exposed to wild animals are proposed.
THE ISLAND DILEMMA: LESSONS OF MODERN BIOGEOGRAPHIC STUDIES FOR THE DESIGN OF NATURAL RESERVES
- J. Diamond
- Environmental Science
- 1 February 1975
Farmers and Their Languages: The First Expansions
This work discusses the main complications and specific examples involving 15 language families involved in the geographically uneven rise of food production around the world and their resulting shifts of populations and languages.
On the Risk of Extinction
It is confirmed the theoretical prediction that the relative susceptibility to extinction of large- and small-bodied species reverses with increasing population size, and it is shown that the risk of extinction does increase with the CV.
Human History as a Natural Science@@@Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern…
Explosive Pleistocene diversification and hemispheric expansion of a “great speciator”
- R. Moyle, C. Filardi, Catherine E. Smith, J. Diamond
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 10 February 2009
Factors that influence speciation rates among groups of organisms are integral to deciphering macroevolutionary processes; however, they remain poorly understood. Here, we use molecular phylogenetic…