107 relations: Academy of Finland, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Gastroenterological Association, American Humanist Association, American Ornithological Society, American Philosophical Society, Ancestral Puebloans, Anthropologist, Anthropology, Archie Carr, Arnold J. Toynbee, Assembly rules, Bachelor of Arts, BBC Radio 3, Bibliography of anthropology, Biologist, Biophysics, Boston, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Columbia University, Commonwealth Club of California, Comparative history, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dickson Prize, Dominican Republic, Easter Island, Eastern long-beaked echidna, Ecology, Edge Foundation, Inc., Edward Werner, Environmental determinism, Environmental history, Environmentalism, Eurasian (mixed ancestry), Evolutionary biology, Foreign Policy, Gallbladder, Genetics, Geographer, Geography, Greenland, Guns, Germs, and Steel, Hammer Museum, Harvard College, Harvard University, History, Human evolution, Interdisciplinarity, International Cosmos Prize, Inuit, ..., James A. Robinson (economist), Jews, Johannes Brahms, KU Leuven, Lewis Thomas Prize, Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli, Linguistics, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Louis Diamond, MacArthur Fellows Program, MacArthur Foundation, Marshall Poe, Maya civilization, Membrane biology, Montana, National Academy of Sciences, National Geographic Society, National Medal of Science, New Guinea, Norse colonization of North America, NPR, Ornithology, Papua New Guinea, PBS, Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, Physiology, Polymath, Popular science, Private Passions, Prospect (magazine), Pulitzer Prize, Roxbury Latin School, Royal Institution, Royal Society, Royal Society Prizes for Science Books, San Diego Zoo Global, Tanner Lectures on Human Values, The Earth Institute, The Observer, The Skeptics Society, The Third Chimpanzee, The Third Culture, The World Until Yesterday, Traditional society, Trinity College, Cambridge, Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Cambridge, University of Southern California, University of Utah, Westfield State University, Why Is Sex Fun?, Wolf Prize in Agriculture, World Wide Fund for Nature, Yuval Noah Harari, 1998 Pulitzer Prize. Expand index (57 more) » « Shrink index
The Academy of Finland (Suomen Akatemia, Finlands Akademi) is a governmental funding body for scientific research in Finland.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the oldest learned societies in the United States of America.
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is a medical association of gastroenterologists.
The American Humanist Association (AHA) is an educational organization in the United States that advances secular humanism, a philosophy of life that, without theism or other supernatural beliefs, affirms the ability and responsibility of human beings to lead personal lives of ethical fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is an ornithological organization based in the United States.
The American Philosophical Society (APS), founded in 1743 and located in Philadelphia, is an eminent scholarly organization of international reputation that promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach.
The Ancestral Puebloans were an ancient Native American culture that spanned the present-day Four Corners region of the United States, comprising southeastern Utah, northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado.
An anthropologist is a person engaged in the practice of anthropology.
Anthropology is the study of humans and human behaviour and societies in the past and present.
Archie Fairly Carr, Jr. (June 16, 1909 – May 21, 1987) was an American herpetologist, ecologist and a pioneering conservationist.
Arnold Joseph Toynbee (14 April 1889 – 22 October 1975) was a British historian, philosopher of history, research professor of international history at the London School of Economics and the University of London and author of numerous books.
Community assembly rules are a set of controversial rules in ecology, first proposed by Jared Diamond.
A Bachelor of Arts (BA or AB, from the Latin baccalaureus artium or artium baccalaureus) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both.
BBC Radio 3 is a British radio station operated by the BBC.
This bibliography of anthropology lists some notable publications in the field of anthropology, including its various subfields.
A biologist, is a scientist who has specialized knowledge in the field of biology, the scientific study of life.
Biophysics is an interdisciplinary science that applies the approaches and methods of physics to study biological systems.
Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (titled Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive for the British edition) is a 2005 book by academic and popular science author Jared Diamond, in which Diamond first defines collapse: "a drastic decrease in human population size and/or political/economic/social complexity, over a considerable area, for an extended time." He then reviews the causes of historical and pre-historical instances of societal collapse — particularly those involving significant influences from environmental changes, the effects of climate change, hostile neighbors, trade partners, and the society's response to the foregoing four challenges— and considers the success or failure different societies have had in coping with such threats.
Columbia University (Columbia; officially Columbia University in the City of New York), established in 1754, is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City.
The Commonwealth Club of California is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization based in Northern California.
Comparative history is the comparison of different societies which existed during the same time period or shared similar cultural conditions.
The University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine—known as the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM)—is an accredited medical school located in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Dickson Prize in Medicine and the Dickson Prize in Science were both established in 1969 by Joseph Z. Dickson and Agnes Fischer Dickson.
The Dominican Republic (República Dominicana) is a sovereign state located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region.
Easter Island (Rapa Nui, Isla de Pascua) is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania.
The eastern long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bartoni), also known as Barton's long-beaked echidna, is one of three species from the genus Zaglossus to occur in New Guinea.
Ecology (from οἶκος, "house", or "environment"; -λογία, "study of") is the branch of biology which studies the interactions among organisms and their environment.
The Edge Foundation, Inc. is an association of science and technology intellectuals created in 1988 as an outgrowth of The Reality Club.
Edward Henryk Werner (23 May 1878 – 13 November 1945) was an economist, judge, industrialist, and politician.
Environmental determinism (also known as climatic determinism or geographical determinism) is the study of how the physical environment predisposes societies and states towards particular development trajectories.
Environmental history is the study of human interaction with the natural world over time, emphasising the active role nature plays in influencing human affairs and vice versa.
Environmentalism or environmental rights is a broad philosophy, ideology, and social movement regarding concerns for environmental protection and improvement of the health of the environment, particularly as the measure for this health seeks to incorporate the impact of changes to the environment on humans, animals, plants and non-living matter.
A Eurasian is a person of mixed Asian and European ancestry.
Evolutionary biology is the subfield of biology that studies the evolutionary processes that produced the diversity of life on Earth, starting from a single common ancestor.
Foreign Policy is an American news publication, founded in 1970 and focused on global affairs, current events, and domestic and international policy.
In vertebrates, the gallbladder is a small hollow organ where bile is stored and concentrated before it is released into the small intestine.
Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms.
A geographer is a scholar whose area of study is geography, the study of Earth's natural environment and human society.
Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth.
Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat,; Grønland) is an autonomous constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (also titled Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years) is a 1997 transdisciplinary non-fiction book by Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The Hammer Museum, which is affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles, is an art museum and cultural center known for its artist-centric and progressive array of exhibitions and public programs.
Harvard College is the undergraduate liberal arts college of Harvard University.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past as it is described in written documents.
Human evolution is the evolutionary process that led to the emergence of anatomically modern humans, beginning with the evolutionary history of primates – in particular genus Homo – and leading to the emergence of Homo sapiens as a distinct species of the hominid family, the great apes.
Interdisciplinarity or interdisciplinary studies involves the combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity (e.g., a research project).
The International Cosmos Prize was established in 1993, commemorating Expo '90 in Osaka, Japan.
The Inuit (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ, "the people") are a group of culturally similar indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada and Alaska.
James Alan Robinson (born 1960) is a British economist and political scientist who serves as University Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago since 2015 and prior to that taught at Harvard University between 2004 and 2015.
Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation) or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and a nation, originating from the Israelites Israelite origins and kingdom: "The first act in the long drama of Jewish history is the age of the Israelites""The people of the Kingdom of Israel and the ethnic and religious group known as the Jewish people that descended from them have been subjected to a number of forced migrations in their history" and Hebrews of the Ancient Near East.
Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist of the Romantic period.
The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (in English: Catholic University of Leuven), abbreviated KU Leuven, is a research university in the Dutch-speaking town of Leuven in Flanders, Belgium.
The Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science, named for its first recipient, Lewis Thomas, is an annual literary prize awarded by The Rockefeller University to scientists or physicians deemed to have accomplished a significant literary achievement; it recognizes "scientists as poets." Originally called the Lewis Thomas Prize for the Scientist as Poet, the award was first given in 1993.
The Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali "Guido Carli" (Italian for Free International University for Social Studies "Guido Carli"), known by the acronym "LUISS", is an independent, private university in Rome, Italy, founded in 1974 by a group of entrepreneurs led by Umberto Agnelli, brother of Gianni Agnelli.
Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and involves an analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Since 1980, the Los Angeles Times has awarded a set of annual book prizes.
Louis Klein Diamond (May 11, 1902 – June 14, 1999) was an American pediatrician, known as the "father of pediatric hematology".
The MacArthur Fellows Program, MacArthur Fellowship, or "Genius Grant", is a prize awarded annually by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation typically to between 20 and 30 individuals, working in any field, who have shown "extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction" and are citizens or residents of the United States.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is the 12th-largest private foundation in the United States.
Marshall Tillbrook Poe (born December 29, 1961) is an American historian, writer, editor and founder of the New Books Network, an online collection of podcast interviews with a wide range of non-fiction authors.
The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya peoples, and noted for its hieroglyphic script—the only known fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas—as well as for its art, architecture, mathematics, calendar, and astronomical system.
Membrane biology is the study of the biological and physiochemical characteristics of membranes.
Montana is a state in the Northwestern United States.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a United States nonprofit, non-governmental organization.
The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world.
The National Medal of Science is an honor bestowed by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.
New Guinea (Nugini or, more commonly known, Papua, historically, Irian) is a large island off the continent of Australia.
The Norse exploration of North America began in the late 10th century AD when Norsemen explored and settled areas of the North Atlantic including the northeastern fringes of North America.
National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.
Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds.
Papua New Guinea (PNG;,; Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.
The Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science is given annually by the Phi Beta Kappa Society to authors of significant books in the fields of science and mathematics.
Physiology is the scientific study of normal mechanisms, and their interactions, which work within a living system.
A polymath (πολυμαθής,, "having learned much,"The term was first recorded in written English in the early seventeenth century Latin: uomo universalis, "universal man") is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas—such a person is known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.
Popular science (also called pop-science or popsci) is an interpretation of science intended for a general audience.
Private Passions is a weekly music discussion programme which has been running since 15 April 1995 on BBC Radio 3, presented by the composer Michael Berkeley.
Prospect is a monthly British general interest magazine, specialising in politics, economics and current affairs.
The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.
The Roxbury Latin School, which was founded in Roxbury, Massachusetts, by the Rev.
The Royal Institution of Great Britain (often abbreviated as the Royal Institution or Ri) is an organisation devoted to scientific education and research, based in London.
The President, Council and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, commonly known as the Royal Society, is a learned society.
The Royal Society Science Books Prize is an annual £25,000 prize celebrating outstanding popular science books from around the world.
San Diego Zoo Global is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in San Diego that operates the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, and the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy.
The Tanner Lectures on Human Values is a multiversity lecture series in the humanities, founded in 1978, at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, by the American scholar Obert Clark Tanner.
The Earth Institute was established at Columbia University in 1995.
The Observer is a British newspaper published on Sundays.
The Skeptics Society is a nonprofit, member-supported organization devoted to promoting scientific skepticism and resisting the spread of pseudoscience, superstition, and irrational beliefs.
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal is a 1991 book by academic and popular science author Jared Diamond, in which the author explores concepts relating to the animal origins of human behavior, including cultural characteristics and those features often regarded as particularly unique to humans.
The Third Culture is a 1995 book by John Brockman which discusses the work of several well-known scientists who are directly communicating their new, sometimes provocative, ideas to the general public.
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? is a 2012 popular science book by American intellectual Jared Diamond.
In sociology, traditional society refers to a society characterized by an orientation to the past, not the future, with a predominant role for custom and habit.
Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England.
The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is an annual award for environmental science, environmental health, and energy.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, United States.
The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University)The corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.
The University of Southern California (USC or SC) is a private research university in Los Angeles, California.
The University of Utah (also referred to as the U, U of U, or Utah) is a public coeducational space-grant research university in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Westfield State University (also known as Westfield State and formerly known as Westfield Normal School, Westfield State Teachers College, and Westfield College) is a comprehensive, coeducational, four-year public university in Westfield, Massachusetts.
Why Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality is a 1997 book about the evolutionary development of human sexuality by Jared Diamond.
The Wolf Prize in Agriculture is awarded once a year by the Wolf Foundation in Israel.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961, working in the field of the wilderness preservation, and the reduction of human impact on the environment.
Yuval Noah Harari (born 24 February 1976) is an Israeli historian and a tenured professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
A listing of the Pulitzer Prize award winners for 1998.