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The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee: how our animal heritage affects the way we live
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Jared Diamond
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The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee: how our animal heritage affects the way we live

Jared Diamond


9780099913801

Vintage


Physical anthropology & ethnography;
Mathematics & Sciences;
Human biology


Paperback

368 pages

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From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel More than 98 % of human genes are shared with two species of chimpanzee. The 'third' chimpanzee is man.

Jared Diamond surveys our life-cycle, culture, sexuality and destructive urges both towards ourselves and the planet to explore the ways in which we are uniquely human yet still influenced by our animal origins.

By:   Jared Diamond
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   255g
ISBN:   9780099913801
ISBN 10:   0099913801
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   June 1992
Audience:   College/higher education ,  General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jared Diamond is Professor of Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Trained in physiology, he later took up the study of ecology and has made fundamental contributions to both disciplines. He is among the worlds leading zoologists and experts on birds. He has made many trips to the mountains of New Guinea to study their unique birds, rediscovered their long-lost bowerbird, and advises New Guinea governments on conservation. As well as writing technical articles in his many fields of interest, Jared Diamond writes regularly for popular science journals. He is married, and has twin sons.


Winner of the 1992 Science Book Prize, this book jumps off from the well-established fact that we share most of our DNA with the two species of chimp. American zoologist Diamond looks at how our evolutionary heritage has affected the way we behave, from sex to society, from the origins of language to the destruction of the environment. Will the 2 per cent difference between our genes and those of the chimps be enough to save us from destorying the world? (Kirkus UK)


  • Winner of Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books 1992
  • Winner of Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books 1992.
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