The Third Chimpanzee

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

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The Development of an Extraordinary Species We 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 PrizeÂwinning 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.show more

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  • Hardback
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 38.1mm | 680.39g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • 0060183071
  • 9780060183073

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