Third Chimpanzee, The
On the Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

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This is exactly the kind of book that should be a 'set text' for secondary school science: engaging, thought-provoking and bang up to the minute. if your teachers aren't recommending books like this - go out and get them anyway.'- Guy Claxton, author of What's the Point of School? 'Thoughtful readers interested in any fields related to evolutionary science, anthropology, psychology, human history, and culture will find plenty to ponder.' - School Library Journal

The Third Chimpanzee was first published in 1991 and has been in print ever since. This new, illustrated edition is aimed at a young readership. In it, Jared Diamond explores what makes us human and poses fascinating questions including: If we share more than 98% of our DNA with chimpanzees, how is it that we can write, read, talk, build telescopes and bombs, while we put our speechless and bomb-less close relatives in cages and zoos? What can woodpeckers teach us about spacecraft? Is genocide a human invention? Why does extinction matter? Why are we destroying the natural resources on which we depend for survival? What hope is there for future generations? The Third Chimpanzee for Young Readers is not only a mind-boggling survey of how we came to be who we are, but a plea to the next generation to "make better decisions than their parents and get us out of the mess we're in."

With its fascinating facts and accessible style The Third Chimpanzee is an ideal introduction for young adults to evolution and the human story Jared Diamond has sold over 100,000 books in the UK alone (including the bestselling Collapse and Guns, Germs, and Steel) and has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as ‘one of the very few scientists to have changed the way we think about history’

Height780 mm
Length510 mm
Width105 mm
Weight77 g
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages384
Part Number23030887
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2015-09-01
PublisherOneworld/ Pan Macmillan India
StudioOneworld/ Pan Macmillan India
Sales Rank69837

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