The Third Chimpanzee has ratings and reviews. Chuck said: Another great book from Jared Diamond. I found this to be just as engaging as Guns. Diamond, Jared. The rise and fall of the third chimpanzee. I. Title. ISBN 0- Photoset by Speedset Ltd, Ellesmere Port. Printed and bound in. The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal, published in , was the first of my six books written for the general public. I look back.

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This is essentially the Fermi Paradox. Suddenly he begins chimpanzes explain the immense size of the universe, accurately. Or to kill a wooly mammoth, feast for 2 days and then leave the rest to rot? Perhaps, but it’s a bad thing in thurd respects. Indeed many if not all of his subsequent books seem to expand on themes he first addressed here.

So after scouting around for some recommendations, I picked up this brilliant book to learn more about our past, present, and future. The book tells us a story about the amazing worlds, tribes, and societies in New Guinea and describes quite a lot of interesting and curious facts and conclusions interrelated with the evolution of the species. There is a long list of genocides in history. And much to my tthird he has a new book coming out in mere weeks!

I am going to do two things, first, I will talk about what I learned from this book, secondly I am going to go on a rant about anthropology.

A gene for homosexuality in our modern environment might have been a gene for something utterly different in the Pleistocene. It was his first book, and it shows. Feb 03, Gendou rated it liked it Shelves: His epilogue is “Nothing Learned, and Everything Forgotten?

Here are my favorite bullet points from The Third Chimpanzee. The book begins with the deviation of jarev sapiens and our closest relatives, the chimpanzees, and the bon A few weeks ago, a bunch of us were talking about the origins of our species, Homo sapiens and I was astonished at how little my friends and I knew about our ancestors.


This is just wrong. Thitd also learn of the common human social characteristic of continuing to follow the same path even when it leads to the destruction of a way of life, which is greatly expanded upon in Collapse.

Why do men and women differ in their interests in and motives for extramarital sex and other behaviors related to sex and reproduction? Paperbackpages. Group selection isn’t a thing. I found this to be just as engaging as Guns, Germs, and Steel, and also an easier read. A few weeks ago, a bunch of us were talking about the origins of our species, Homo sapiens and I was astonished at how little my friends and I knew about our ancestors.

To succeed, a book about science for the public has to please two audiences. Jun 28, Helga Mohammed el-Salami rated it really liked it. Diamond is a master of spinning hard fact and intriguing theory into readable books, and he does so again in The Third Chimpanzee: Chapter 7 – Body is like a car.

Jzred fact, the chimpanzee-human difference is smaller than some within-species distances: It is entertaining, informative, and every page is interesting. Now, time to rant, this book embodied a perspective on life that I am coming to disdain – diamonv, or 21st century intellectualized racial awwwing at the primitive people who are just so interesting! Rarely do we stop and thank water for being there, or acknowledge how certain geographical features shaped us as humans.

Chapter 10 – No other primate practices agriculture. The Third Chimpanzee then focuses on several traits that apparently are uniquely human and absent among animals: Avoid if you want true intellectual stimulation. We’ve not looked at a millionth of the stars in the milky way at all, jarer looked at no single star for longer than a year.

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Perhaps Diamonf Third Chimpanzee for young people will help him and his generation better understand the state of our world and the sad condition of our closest kin in the animal world and guide them to fix the mess we chimpwnzee in. Return to Book Page. But you better believe that a hundred million years from now, something will be picking bugs out of trees. But I raise the ‘sneaky male’ hypothesis not as a plausible possibility so much as a way of dramatizing how easy and inconclusive it is to dream up explanations of this kind Lewontin,used the same didactic trick in discussing apparent homosexuality in Drosophila.


Harper Collins, New York, But he fell for it more than five times. Firstly, most people would put this book on the “evolutionary biology” shelf. Why should a male advertise such an impediment, and why should a female like chompanzee They reached Tierra del Fuego within 1, years. Part four considers conquest. I recommend this for those who I was unimpressed as I had read so many other books on the same, or on similar topics, nevertheless, this book can serve well as cimpanzee framing for those interested in anthropology in its lens of human evolution.

Diamond doesn’t adequately illustrate the degree to which we’ve barely started looking for SETI signals.

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

If you’re really, really certain we aren’t related to ‘apes’ and you aren’t interested in being convinced otherwise May 19, SJ Loria rated it it was ok. This book details defining characters of human society – symbolic language, art, agriculture, war, drug abuse and environmental destruction – and presents our evolutionary precursors to these traits. Apr 24, John rated it really liked it Shelves: I first became aware of Jared Diamond while having lunch in Tampere in the summer of Why Diamnd Sex Fun?