Time: November 4, 2013 from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Location: Albuquerque Academy, Simms Auditorium
Street: 6400 Wyoming Blvd.
Website or Map: http://www.aa.edu/communityac…
Phone: (505) 797-7101.
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Albuquerque Academy and Alamosa Books
Latest Activity: Oct 30
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Jared Diamond to Speak at Albuquerque Academy
Author of six books, including Guns, Germs and Steel will discuss his new book “The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?” at Nov. 4 lecture
Join internationally respected scientist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Jared Diamond for an extraordinary evening — one of only a few talks nationwide— on Monday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Albuquerque Academy. Currently Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, Diamond has been called "a voice for the planet" and "America's best-known geographer."
The widely acclaimed author of six books, including Guns, Germs, and Steel (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize), Diamond has received numerous awards, including the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. A 1997 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award winner, Diamond is once again on the Phi Beta Kappa Book Awards short list for his book titled The World Until Yesterday: What We Can Learn from Traditional Societies.
This lecture is presented in partnership with Alamosa Books. While there is no charge for attending the lecture, purchase of Diamond's latest book, The World Until Yesterday, is required for admission. The book must be purchased through Alamosa Books. Visit www.aa.edu/communityacademy for details to register.
If you have questions, contact Alamosa Books at (505) 797-7101.
The lecture is part of Albuquerque Academy’s Fall 2013 Community Academy lecture series.