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The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee
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  • Published: 31 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781409001409
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368
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The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee




How our animal heritage affects the way we live

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.

  • Pub date: 31 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781409001409
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the Author

Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was named one of TIME’s best non-fiction books of all time, the number one international bestseller Collapse and most recently The World Until Yesterday. A professor of geography at UCLA and noted polymath, Diamond’s work has been influential in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history, among others.

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Praise for The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee

“Eloquent and knowledgeable account of the tiny genetic difference between humans and chimps”

Independent

“Some biologists are just scientists; but some truly are thinkers. Jared Diamond is one of the latter. Whatever he applies himself to, his contribution is original and worthwhile”

Colin Tudge

“A fascinating portrait with more than enough uncomfortable facts to stop any dinner-party conversation in its tracks - an important book”

Financial Times

“Confirms Diamond as an impressive scholar and popularizer-an enjoyable, stimulating and audacious book”

Nature


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