The Third Chimpanzee
Though we share 98 percent of our genes with the chimpanzee, our species evolved into something quite extraordinary. Jared Diamond explores the fascinating question of what in less than 2 percent of our genes has enabled us to found civilizations and religions, develop intricate languages, create art, learn science--and acquire the capacity to destroy all our achievements overnight. The Third Chimpanzee is a tour de force, an iconoclastic, entertaining, sometimes alarming look at the unique and marvelous creature that is the human animal.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jigarpatel - LibraryThing
Very early on Diamond sets his stall. He's not interested in intricate molecular insights, but an overarching evolutionary basis for human lifecycle and behaviour. Sometimes he digresses, like when he ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lukerik - LibraryThing
Well, he's consistently interesting. It's not the book it claims to be on the cover. I was expecting a thorough comparison between human and chimp and that's not what this is. It's more a look at ... Read full review