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

Author: Jared M Diamond
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, [2006]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jared M Diamond
ISBN: 0060845503 9780060845506
OCLC Number: 63839931
Notes: "P.S., insights, interviews & more": pages [1]-16 (3rd group).
Description: viii, 407, 16 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Part 1. Just another species of big mammal. 1. A tale of three chimps ; 2. The great leap forward --
Part 2. An animal with a strange life cycle. 3. The evolution of human sexuality ; 4. The science of adultery ; 5. How we pick our mates and sex partners ; 6. Sexual selection, and the origin of human races ; 7. Why do we grow old and die? --
Part 3. Uniquely human. 8. Bridges to human language ; 9. Animal origins of art ; 10. Agriculture's mixed blessings ; 11. Why do we smoke, drink, and use dangerous drugs? ; 12. Alone in a crowded universe --
Part 4. World conquerors. 13. The last first contacts ; 14. Accidental conquerors ; 15. Horses, Hittites, and history ; 16. In black and white --
Part 5. Reversing our progress overnight. 17. The golden age that never was ; 18. Blitzkrieg and Thanksgiving in the New World ; 19. The second cloud --
Epilogue : Nothing learned and everything forgotten? --
Acknowledgments --
Further readings --
Index.
Responsibility: Jared Diamond.

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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.

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