The Third Chimpanzee

Author(s): Jared Diamond

Sociology

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 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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780060845506
  • : Harper Perennial
  • : fourth estate
  • : January 2006
  • : 204mm X 136mm X 26mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 407
  • : 407
  • : 573.2
  • : 573.2
  • : Jared Diamond
  • : Jared Diamond
  • : illustrations
  • : illustrations
  • : Paperback / softback