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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 Diamond
ISBN-13: 9780060984038
ISBN-10: 0060984031
Publication Date: 12/2/1992
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Third Chimpanzee : The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal on + 113 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Very readable and interesting. First half is accurate and informative. Second half is speculative and thought-provoking. Well worth reading.
reviewed The Third Chimpanzee : The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal on + 24 more book reviews
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.
reviewed The Third Chimpanzee : The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal on
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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