Important People in Collapse

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Jared Diamond

Author Jared Diamond was born in Boston and never was west of the Mississippi until after he was fifteen. Jared’s father had been a pediatrician who treated a local boy with a rare disease. The family decided to spend a summer in the Big Hole Basin south of the Bitterroot Valley. Jared was immediately overwhelmed by the beautiful land and rugged terrain. He understood why Montana was called Big Sky Country. Even after spending time in exotic places like New Guinea and the Andes, he could not forget Montana.

Jared Diamond became a scientist with focus on evolutionary biology, ecology and society’s impact on the environment. In his work he has done vast research including much of it in the field. He is a professor of geology and physiology at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is also an accomplished author who...

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