9780060845506

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

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    9780060845506

  • ISBN 10:

    0060845503

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/01/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

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.

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