Jared Mason Diamond (b. 10 September 1937) is an American evolutionary biologist, physiologist, biogeographer, lecturer, and nonfiction author. Diamond works as a professor of geography and physiology at UCLA. He is best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Guns, Germs, and Steel (1998), which also won the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science. He received the National Medal of Science in 1999. – Wikipedia
Books such as “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed” or “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies” have accompanied me through half of my study years and enlightend me with a new view on things as they. On the one hand stating possible factors for societies on which they might or might not collapse and giving another possibility to explaing the world as it is, Jared Diamond has certainly influenced me. to think twice.