The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee
More than 98 per cent of human genes are shared with the two species of chimpanzee. The 'third' chimpanzee is man. Jared Diamond surveys our life-cycle, culture, sexuality and destructive urges both towards ourselves and the planet, to explore the ways in which we are uniquely human yet still influenced by our animal origins. Book jacket.
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