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The Third Chimpanzee was first published in 1991 and has been in print ever since. This new, illustrated edition is aimed at a young readership. In it, Jared Diamond explores what makes us human and poses fascinating questions including:

  • If we share more than 98% of our DNA with chimpanzees, how is it that we can write, read, talk, build telescopes and bombs, while we put our speechless and bomb-less close relatives in cages and zoos?
  • What can woodpeckers teach us about spacecraft?
  • Is genocide a human invention?
  • Why does extinction matter?
  • Why are we destroying the natural resources on which we depend for survival?
  • What hope is there for future generations?

The Third Chimpanzee for Young Readers is not only a mind-boggling survey of how we came to be who we are, but a plea to the next generation to "make better decisions than their parents and get us out of the mess we're in."

 

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Engaging, thought-provoking and bang up to the minute. --Guy Claxton, author of What's the Point of School

The strength of Diamond's views is what makes them controversial. --School Library Journal
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Jared Diamond is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel. He is Professor of Geography at UCLA and has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He has dedicated this book to his sons and future generations.

Rebecca Stefoff is the author of numerous books for young readers on subjects including animals, exploration, famous people, geography, hisotry, science and inventions.

 

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  • PublisherOneworld Publications
  • Publication date2014
  • ISBN 10 1780746040
  • ISBN 13 9781780746043
  • BindingHardcover
  • Number of pages384
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