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Sioux Falls Scientists endorse The Third Chimpanzee for describing
how our desire to survive and breed has led to our development
of many civilizations and our social and sexual behavior.

The Third Chimpanzee
The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
By Jared Diamond

The Third Chimpanzee (1992) - 407 pages
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The Third Chimpanzee is an important and provocative exploration of what makes us human.

By the standards of other animals, our powerful civilization appears unique. So does our sexuality and much of our behavior. Yet in many respects we are just another species of ape - our genes are more than 98 percent identical to those of chimpanzees. In this fascinating and cogent book, Jared Diamond explores the question of what in the less than 2 percent of our genes has made us different.

What is it that has led us to found religions and civilizations, develop languages, travel in space - and what has given us the capacity to destroy all our achievements overnight? Drawing on a wide range of recent scientific studies, including his own research in "primitive" human societies, Jared Diamond traces humankind's biological and social development from our Great Leap Forward about 40,000 years ago to the present and into the future. He traces our role as world conquerors and addresses such compelling subjects as how we choose our mates and why we are often unfaithful to them, how we develop language and art, our tendencies to genocide, and our addictions to poisonous chemicals. Diamond then links these human traits to their animal antecedents, and has some eye-opening speculations about the future of the human animal.

Jared Diamond brings all the resources of his brilliant and wide-ranging mind to bear in this tour de force of science writing. The Third Chimpanzee is rich, complex, and stimulating.

Jared Diamond is professor physiology at UCLA Medical School. Among the world's leading scientists, he is a frequent contributor to Discover and Natural History magazines. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and twin sons.

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The Third Chimpanzee
The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
By Jared Diamond

Sioux Falls Scientists endorse The Third Chimpanzee for describing
how our desire to survive and breed has led to our development
of many civilizations and our social and sexual behavior.