Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jared Diamond Comes to Unity Temple

Jared Diamond, author of 'Guns, Germs and Steel,' will present at Unity Temple in Oak Park in January.

Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel, will be speaking at , on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. as part of the Sharing Stories series of author discussions.

Diamond will be sharing stories from his latest work, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

Following the presentation and discussion, a reception and book signing will be held at the , with the author.

Tickets to the presentation are $21.50, but include $10 off the purchase prize of Diamond's book on sale at the event.

Door open at 6 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online by clicking here

About the Book and Author:

Jared Diamond is a scientist and author of books on popular science topics. His 1997 book, Germs, Guns and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies won a Pulitzer Prize. Diamond is also a professor of geography at the University of California at Los Angeles.

His latest work, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies explores the history of human civilization and compares it with how humans live today.

Diamond argues in the book that for the vast majority of human existance, we've learned to live without modern conveniences like metal, government and meeting strangers without fear. These features, Diamond writes, are reletively new to human history.

The book also draws on Diamond's observation of traditional societies—like the New Guinea Highlanders and Amazonian tribes—as a window to our past. According to the publisher, Diamond does not romanticize these societies in the book, but believes there is much we can learn about everything from child rearing to physical fitness from them.


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