The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution & Future of the Human Animal by Jared Diamond

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We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art -- while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival. What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins? In this fascinating, provocative, passionate, funny, endlessly entertaining work, renowned Pulitzer Prize–winning author and scientist Jared Diamond explores how the extraordinary human animal, in a remarkably short time, developed the capacity to rule the world . . . and the means to irrevocably destroy it.

Title : The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution & Future of the Human Animal
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ISBN : 0060845503
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 407 pages


Chuck rated it ★★★★★

April 19, 2012

Another great book from Jared Diamond. I found this to be just as engaging as Guns, Germs, and Steel, and also an easier read. I find that his books have so much information that it is helpful for me to outline them as I go. Here are my favorite bullet points from The Third Chimpanzee. Not at all...

M. rated it ★★★★★

April 05, 2017

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Riku rated it ★★★☆☆

November 17, 2014

Original review: The audience called for an encore and Jared obliged. The rewind was not as much fun. Update: The Homosexual Chimpanzee? However, this book has some great explanations on human sexuality but does not address one which I was not able to find a satisfactory explanation for, evolutionar...

Scott rated it ★★★★☆

November 29, 2016

If you've read Guns, Germs and Steel or Collapse you know what to expect from Jared Diamond- a blizzard of fascinating facts, insights and theories that will spark tens of conversations among your like minded friends and colleagues. Diamond is a master of spinning hard fact and intriguing theory i...

David rated it ★★★★★

January 11, 2013

This is a wonderful book by a great author. In fact, I prefer this book to the other books that I've read by Jared Diamond. It is entertaining, informative, and every page is interesting. The book covers a vast range of topics, such as how are humans qualitatively different from other animals, wh...

SJ rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 19, 2011

Funny that I read this book in Mexico, a country where more people believe in creation than evolution. For the record, I think we evolved from apes. For the record, that doesn't bother me in the least. I am going to do two things, first, I will talk about what I learned from this book, secondly I...

James rated it ★★★★☆

February 13, 2014

Excellent. I'm giving it four stars instead of five only because from the vantage of 2014 its age shows, mainly in the absence of some information learned since it was written about the Neanderthals and the similar but then-unknown Denisovan people - specifically, the presence of small amounts of...

Bonnie rated it ★★★☆☆

May 20, 2010

I've read Diamond's Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel and had never heard of this book before, so when I saw it at the bookstore I picked it up because I thought it was his new book. It wasn't. It was his first book, and it shows. This is basically a primer for the rest of his books, since all h...

John rated it ★★★★☆

March 16, 2011

Jared Diamond should be required reading. He has influenced my view of humanity and history more than probably anyone except maybe a history professor in college, where I was a history minor. No, I think I Diamond has influenced me more. I stumbled across a 3 part series on PBS based on Guns, Ger...

Marijan rated it ★★★★★

November 15, 2016

Sve što nas čini ljudima i na što smo tako ponosni naslijedili smo od predaka. Da li je poljoprivreda bila baš takva sreća kakvom nas uče? Bave li se životinje umjetnošću? koja je veza između djetlića i NLO-a? pročitajte pa ćete saznati.

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