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Third Chimpanzee : The Evolution And Future of the Human Animal (Paperback) (Jared Diamond)

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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 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.

A renowned scientist examines the less than two percent of human genes that distinguish us from chimpanzees and that link human behaviors--such as genocide, drug addiction, and the extermination of other species--to our animal predecessors.
Number of Pages: 40716
Genre: Social Science, Science
Sub-Genre: Sociology / General, Life Sciences / Evolution, Anthropology / General, Life Sciences / Biology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Jared Diamond
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2006
TCIN: 11469417
UPC: 9780060845506
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-9986
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