The Third Chimpanzee The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Harper Collins
Date Published: 2006
Book Id: 19649
407; 16pp. Octavo [20.5 cm] Marbled green and beige wrappers. New.
"Jared Diamond states the theme of his book up-front: 'How the human species changed, within a short time, from just another species of big mammal to a world conqueror; and how we acquired the capacity to reverse all that progress overnight.' The Third Chimpanzee is, in many ways, a prequel to Diamond's prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel. While Guns examines 'the fates of human societies,' this work surveys the longer sweep of human evolution, from our origin as just another chimpanzee a few million years ago."