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

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The Development of an Extraordinary SpeciesWe human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art -- while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival. What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins? In this fascinating, provocative, passionate, funny, endlessly entertaining work, renowned Pulitzer Prize winning author and scientist Jared Diamond explores how the extraordinary human animal, in a remarkably short time, developed the capacity to rule the world . . . and the means to irrevocably destroy it."

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  • Paperback | 407 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • 03 Feb 2007
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • 0060845503
  • 9780060845506
  • 15,271

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