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The third chimpanzee : the evolution and future of the human animal

Author: Jared M Diamond
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the question of what in the less than two percent of genes has made humans different from apes.
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Diamond, Jared M.
Third chimpanzee.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1992
(OCoLC)555322352
Online version:
Diamond, Jared M.
Third chimpanzee.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1992
(OCoLC)608681065
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jared M Diamond
ISBN: 0060183071 9780060183073 0060984031 9780060984038
OCLC Number: 24246928
Awards: Winner of Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books 1992.
Description: viii, 407 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Just another species of big mammal. A tale of three chimps --
The great leap forward --
pt. 2. An animal with a strange life cycle. The evolution of human sexuality --
The science of adultery --
How we pick our mates and sex partners --
Sexual selection, and the origin of human races --
Why do we grow old and die? --
pt. 3. Uniquely human. Bridges to human language --
Animal origins of art --
Agriculture's mixed blessings --
Why do we smoke, drink, and use dangerous drugs? --
Alone in a crowded universe --
pt. 4. World conquerors. The last first contacts --
Accidental conquerors --
Horses, Hittites, and history --
In black and white --
pt. 5. Reversing our progress overnight. The golden age that never was --
Blitzkrieg and thanksgiving in the new world --
The second cloud.
Responsibility: Jared Diamond.

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Explores the question of what in the less than two percent of genes has made humans different from apes.

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