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The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee: Evolution and Human Life: Book by Jared M. Diamond

The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee: Evolution and Human Life

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ISBN: 9780099913801    Publisher: Vintage Year of publishing: 1992     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 368        Language: English
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...Read more
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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About the author: Jared M. Diamond
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... Read more
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.
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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...Read more
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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