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What I’ve Learned About the Past 13,000 Years

A look back at a career spent looking back.

Celebrated author Jared Diamond asks deceptively simple questions: “What do traditional societies do better than us?” “Why…By Luba Ostashevsky

Celebrated author Jared Diamond asks deceptively simple questions: “What do traditional societies do better than us?” “Why are some nations more resilient than others?” The author of a number of bestselling books, including the Pulitzer prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond recently sat down with Nautilus to discuss the patterns he had found in the histories of civilizations. Trained as a physiologist, Diamond uses the tools of science to move deftly between cultures, from New Guinea to China and the United States. We invite you to meet one of today’s greatest thinkers.

An abbreviated version of our talk with Diamond appears as “The Last Word” in the Fall 2013 issue of the Nautilus Quarterly.


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