The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee

Evolution and Human Life

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More than 98 percent of human genes are shared with two species of chimpanzee. The 'third' chimpanzee is man. Jared Diamond surveys out life-cycle, culture, sexuality and destructive urges both towards ourselves and the planet to explore the ways in ...Continua
Ha scritto il 19/04/14

A wide-ranging book, covering the rise to prominence of humans and their imminent downfall, either due to a nuclear holocaust (less likely) or environmental destruction (very likely).

Ha scritto il 05/12/10
everytime i read jared diamond's books i seriously feel smarter, if only for the brief period i still remember what i read. in only 300-odd pages he manages to give us a history of how we got from chimpanzees all the way to modern humans, and how we...Continua
Ha scritto il 14/05/10
This is a very ambitious book... to argue that... we, human, is just 98% chimpangzee... We are not much different from other animals... in many ways: 1. Other animals are not less murdourous than human... they are just less efficient 2. we are mildly...Continua
  • 1 mi piace
Ha scritto il 19/02/10
In Your Inner Fish, A Journey Into the 3.5 - Billion - Year History of the Human Body, Dr. Neil Shubin details how evolutionary adaptations in the early history of life on earth helped to shape, and left their stamp on the human form. Professor Shubi...Continua
Ha scritto il 05/09/08
A very intelligent, provocative, and at times very humorous book. He spent the first half examining the current dominate theories and became increasingly speculative towards the end. If I have to pick one instance, I find his explanation on why men s...Continua
  • 2 mi piace

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