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The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee
  • Published: 29 June 1992
  • ISBN: 9780099913801
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee




How our animal heritage affects the way we live

From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Guns, Germs and SteelMore than 98 % of human genes are shared with two species of chimpanzee. The 'third' chimpanzee is man.

Jared Diamond surveys our 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.

  • Published: 29 June 1992
  • ISBN: 9780099913801
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was named one of TIME’s best non-fiction books of all time, the number one international bestseller Collapse and most recently The World Until Yesterday. A professor of geography at UCLA and noted polymath, Diamond’s work has been influential in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history, among others.

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Praise for The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee

Eloquent and knowledgeable account of the tiny genetic difference between humans and chimps

Independent

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