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    DescriptionMore 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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    Title
    The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee
    Subtitle
    Evolution and Human Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jared M. Diamond
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 266 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099913801
    ISBN 10: 0099913801
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JHMP, PSX
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26720
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000
    DC22: 599.938
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002020
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-026
    Thema V1.0: JHM, PSX
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    01 July 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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
    Review text
    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)