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    DescriptionAt some point during the last 100,000 years, humans began exhibiting traits and behavior that distinguished us from other animals, eventually creating language, art, religion, bicycles, spacecraft, and nuclear weapons--all within a heartbeat of evolutionary time. Now, faced with the threat of nuclear weapons and the effects of climate change, it seems our innate tendencies for violence and invention have led us to a crucial fork in our road. Where did these traits come from? Are they part of our species immutable destiny? Or is there hope for our species' future if we change? With fascinating facts and his unparalleled readability, Diamond intended his book to improve the world that today's young people will inherit. Triangle Square's "The Third Chimpanzee for Young People" is a book for future generation and the future they'll help build.

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    The Third Chimpanzee for Young People
    On the Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor of Geography Jared Diamond, Adapted by Rebecca Stefoff
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 370
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 500 g
    ISBN 13: 9781609805227
    ISBN 10: 1609805224

    BIC subject category V2: YQH, YNM
    BIC E4L: PEO
    BIC subject category V2: YQN
    BIC E4L: NF13+
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.4
    B&T General Subject: 216
    B&T Book Type: JN
    BISAC V2.8: JNF025000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12860
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 573.2
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    Ingram Subject Code: YT
    Libri: I-YT
    DC22: 573.2
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JNF038000, JNF052020
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    LC classification: GN281 .S785 2014
    Thema V1.0: YPJJ, YNH, YNM
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Seven Stories Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Seven Stories Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 July 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    JARED DIAMOND is professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published more than 200 articles in "Discover, Natural History, ""Nature, " and" Geo "magazines. He is the author of five books for the public including "Guns, Germs, and Steel," which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and has sold more than 1.5 million copies, the international bestseller "Collapse, " and the recently published "The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?" REBECCA STEFOFF specializes in writing nonfiction for young readers, with a focus on scientific, historical, and literary subjects. Her adaptations include "A Young People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn and "A Different Mirror for Young People" by Ronald T. Takaki.
    Review quote
    "This is exactly the kind of book that should be a 'set text' for a reinvigorated science curriculum: engaging, thought-provoking and bang up to the minute. If your teachers aren't recommending books like this - go out and get them anyway." Guy Claxton, author of "What's the Point of School?"
    Table of contents
    Introduction: what makes us human? part one: just another big mammal chapter 1: a tale of three chimps chapter 2: the great leap forward part two: a strange life cycle  chapter 3: human sexuality  chapter 4: the origin of human races chapter 5: why do we grow old and die? part three: uniquely human  chapter 6: the mystery of language chapter 7: animal origins of art  chapter 8: agriculture, for better and worse  chapter 9: why do we smoke, drink, and use dangerous drugs?  chapter 10: alone in a crowded universe part four: world conquerors chapter 11: the last first contacts chapter 12: accidental conquerors chapter 13: in black and white part five: reversing our progress overnight  chapter 14: the golden age that never was  chapter 15: blitzkrieg and thanksgiving in the new world  chapter 16: the second cloud  Afterword : nothing learned, everything forgotten?  Glossary Index Photograph and Illustration Credits  About the Authors