Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee by Jared M. Diamond
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Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee
By Jared M. Diamond

The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee

Evolution and Human Life

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Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee by Jared M. Diamond

Book Awards

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

Book Description

More than 98 percent of human genes are shared with two species of chimpanzee. The 'third' chimpanzee is man. Jared Diamond surveys out 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099913801
ISBN-10: 0099913801
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » 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)


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Author Biography - Jared M. Diamond

Jared Diamond is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Until recently he was Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the widely acclaimed Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies, which also is the winner of Britain's 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.

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