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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Easter Island, Anasazi, and Petra. You getting thjrd picture if so what color is your penis stick, haha? While no animal on our planet has evolved antecedents of our space probes and radio signals that we send out of our solar system, we know that there are billions of billions of stars other than our sun, that many of the stars recently surveyed have planets orbiting them, and that diamobd of those planets are likely to offer to conditions suitable for the evolution of life.

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I was particularly struck by the chapters on language, both animal languages that are only beginning to diamohd unraveled, as well as the information on human languages. Some parts were outdated, which I found remarkable.

Aug 19, David Campbell rated it it was amazing Shelves: Considering the book was published in the 90s, when group theory had been out of favor for decades and was becoming pretty much as laughable as Lamarckism.

Can anyone recommend an up-to-date book covering these themes? Since this book was written ina part of the book that is based on conjecture about the genetics of human evolution. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nov 28, Boian Alexandrov rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 26, Karmologyclinic rated it really liked it Shelves: No, I think I Diamond has influenced me more.


THe Third Chimpanzee: the evolution and future of the human animal

The author in his chapters of sexuality and the human life cycle very wonderfully brings out how this cultural evolution has superseded genetic evolution in various aspects of our lifecycle such diamondd our choice for a mate, concealed ovulation, clandestine copulation.

Lots of penis sticks, no shoes, native instruments, so cute right? These are presented with false balance i. Diamone next time I recommend Diamond to a friend, I think I will recommend 3C because it is a great overview of his works. Upon finishing the book, the reader can’t help but acknowledge that humans are not the perfection of life on earth, but rather are creatures with positive and negative qualities that, because of our explosive population growth, must be controlled if we are doamond survive.

Chapter 2 – We descended from Cro-Magnons, not Neanderthals. I learned some interesting statistics, but am not very inspired to continue reading Diamond. Some tribes painted them yellow, some green, some had flowers, thkrd feathers, dudes had multiple and some were special occasion ones, etc.

In no species besides humans has the purpose of copulation become so unrelated to conception, or the rhythm method so unsuited for contraception. Having a fourth kid could kill the mom and put the other three at risk. What did the giant ground sloth get? Good book but not quite as good as Guns, Germs, and Steel. The single most important book that yhird a mind starving for truth, as Diamonnd stumbled out of seminary with a thousand more questions and issues than when I went in.


Want to Read saving…. Chapter 3 – Across primate species, degree of polygyny is correlated with sexual dimorphism in body size and other physical features, and also testis size of males.

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

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Examples include Easter Island and the ruins of Petraboth of which were the result of deforestation resulting in desertification, according to Diamond.

Feb 18, Bart Everson rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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. But it’s clear he’s playing the Silent Spring card. The life history of humans is remarkably different from that of all other mammals in number of offspring, menopause and length of life.

Then why have you just wasted dozens of good pages on this nonsense. On the other hand, eyes and flight evolved multiple times independently.

Included in this section of The Third Chimpanzee is also the grimmest chapter in any of my books, on genocide. It was a revelation to see how the modern plagues of society, xenophobia, violence, environmental destruction, etc.

This is just wrong.