The Third Chimpanzee

The Third Chimpanzee

The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

Book - 1993
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Though we share 98 percent of our genes with the chimpanzee, our species evolved into something quite extraordinary. Jared Diamond explores the fascinating question of what in less than 2 percent of our genes has enabled us to found civilizations and religions, develop intricate languages, create art, learn science--and acquire the capacity to destroy all our achievements overnight. The Third Chimpanzee is a tour de force, an iconoclastic, entertaining, sometimes alarming look at the unique and marvelous creature that is the human animal.

Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 1993, c1992.
ISBN: 9780060984038
Branch Call Number: 573/.2/Dia 43mb 01
Characteristics: viii, 407 p. : ill., maps.


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Feb 06, 2016

very interesting very good read learning a lot from reading this book. why human being are the why they are.

Mar 13, 2013

It touches on what can we draw from our place on the family tree. What of our 1.8% difference of other chimps sets us apart. It illustrates beautifully this notion that we are a superior species to the others as illogical. It parallels us to the other species, what do they do better than us. What makes us different, and what of this difference has lead us astray in environmental damages, and what can we do to use our intelligence to fix the damages we have done and to improve as a species as a whole, It is a excellent fusing of anthropology and evolutionary biology.

Aug 07, 2012

The first of the trilogy that also comprises "Guns, Germs and Steel" and "Collapse"; racy style, as in all of Diamond's writing, that allows you to read sophisticated science like a thriller - and learn everything you need to know about the world at the same time!

Aug 28, 2010

Diamond is an experienced author who builds his supporting arguments and lists his contributory evidence with vigor and authority. He occasionally writes the sensational tidbit with intent to shock and break apart previous notions of is human only behavior.

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Jan 11, 2010

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