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

The Third Chimpanzee : The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
The Third Chimpanzee The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Author: Jared M. Diamond
ISBN-13: 9780060845506
ISBN-10: 0060845503
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Very readable and interesting. First half is accurate and informative. Second half is speculative and thought-provoking. Well worth reading.
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Helpful Score: 1
Author is professor in Cal. who gives good work-ups of human evolution and progress of our civilization. Smart book, layman oriented, expect to find this one o*in many public libraries, or others of his books. Prof. Diamond often references his scientific ideas to his personal experiences with raising his family/children. *Sorry for spelling, backspace key doent seem to be working.
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Though provoking but easily readable work.
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This is a very thought provoking book written in a style that makes it accessible to readers of all levels. You don't have to be a biologist or a scientist to get a lot of great information from this book.
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Although I personally reject some of the evolutionary views presented in this book, it was an excellent read. I enjoyed his work on language evolution, however, I think that there are better books on that topic. Also, I think that his later book, Gun, Germs, and Steel is much more in-depth and enjoyable than this work.
Still, I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in human origins and why we are the way we are.
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Wow - great book. This is one of those books I wish I could retain better in memory/