The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

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 w...

Title:The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780060845506
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  • Chuck

    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 ...

  • Riku Sayuj

    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 ...

  • Scott

    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 lik...

  • David

    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 cov...

  • SJ Loria

    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...

  • James

    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 a...

  • Ray

    We are all 98% chimp. By that I mean that we share 98% of our genes with our closest animal ancestors. Diamond patiently explains what that means and explores what makes us human.People say that human...

  • John

    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 th...

  • Bonnie

    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 wa...

  • Gendou

    Jared Diamond is a mostly sensible anthropologist. However, he's a lousy evolutionary biologist.For example, he presents multiple theories of the reason for homo sapiens concealed ovulation. These are...