Meet Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond at Oak Park's Unity Temple on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7:00 pm. Unity Temple doors open at 6:00 pm. A reception and book signing will follow at the Main Library.
Tickets available at the door (cash or check only). Tickets are $21.50 and include $10 off the purchase of Diamond's new book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies.
Listen to Diamond's "Talk of the Nation" interview on National Public Radio.
About Jared Diamond
Diamond is the author of four best-selling books, translated into 38 languages, about human societies and human evolution: Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse, Why Is Sex Fun?, and The Third Chimpanzee. As a professor of geography at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles), he has also conducted research and taught in three other fields: the biology of New Guinea birds, digestive physiology, and conservation biology.
His prizes and honors include the U.S. National Medal of Science, the Pulitzer-prize for nonfiction, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Science, and election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
Diamond is a director of World Wildlife Fund/U.S. and of Conservation International. As a biological explorer, his most widely publicized finding was his rediscovery, at the top of New Guinea’s remote Foja Mountains, of the long-lost Golden-fronted Bowerbird, previously known only from four specimens found in a Paris feather shop in 1895.