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 extrapolated to explain the appeal of drugs. It took me a week to realize why. But this book is not only about our species, but about the environments that have shaped us and how we in turn began shaping the rest of the natural world, usually unintentionally but no less powerfully, once our numbers and technology made that possible, starting with humankind’s probable role in the mass extinctions of large animals wherever we showed up and continuing through today’s problems of climate change, overfishing and -hunting, introduction of invasive species, and habitat encroachment.

Examples include Easter Island and the ruins of Petraboth of which were the result of deforestation resulting in desertification, according to Diamond.

Diamond Jared Reveals that traditional societies around the world offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for the majority of human history in evolutionary terms. If English becomes doamond world language, that won’t be because English was necessarily the best language for diplomacy. Primitive people make great facebook photo albums.

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

What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? A glance at the map of the old world shows how species could shift long distances without encountering a change of climate. Perhaps The 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 are in.


The list of species we have driven to extinction is a lot larger than I would have ever imagined. What I find appalling about this perspective is it completely ignores the desires of the native people and it ignores the benefits that one is able to obtain from modern society. I first became aware of Jared Diamond while having lunch in Tampere in the summer of Nov 29, Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: But my background and my ongoing technical research weren’t wasted, because they gave me the scientific outlook and much of the technical background for weaving together geography and those other subjects.

I had read it then and put it on the shelf to read again.

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal by Jared Diamond

chimpqnzee The last few chapters of the book, take on an apocalyptic tone and very rightly so. Monkey see, diamlnd do: The same goes for elaborate piercings and tattoos. For example, I noticed at least five times where he had used group selection, by which a gene propagates because it’s beneficial to the group rather than to the individual, to explain some evolved traits. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

You hear about the factors that favored Europeans in their rise to domination of other people which is greatly expanded upon in Guns, Germs and Steel. However, this book has some great explanations on human sexuality but does not address one which I was not able to find a satisfactory explanation for, evolutionarily speaking: The book has diamone teasers at the beginning of the sections, asking the reader to think about intriguing questions.


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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Third Chimpanzee also examines how asymmetry in male and female mating behaviour is resolved through differing social structures across cultures, and how first contact between unequal civilizations almost always results in genocide.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Third Chimpanzee takes a wide view of Homo Sapiens Sapiens, explaining where we came from having a common ancestor with the chimpsour patterns of social and sexual behavior contrasted with other animals, the most important being language. You also learn of the common diamonv 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.

Humans crossed the latter during chimpnazee opening 12, years ago. Guns, Germs, and Steel continues as a must read for anyone remotely interested in the history of mankind. To spread further, steppe society had to adopt to the forested landscape of western Europe – by adopting intense agricultural or by taking over existing European societies and hybridizing with their peoples.

TriversWilson, and especially Weinrich have considered various versions of the possibility that homosexuals may, at some time in history, have been functionally chimpabzee to sterile workers, foregoing personal reproduction the better to care for other relatives. It was interesting to see how our prolonged life cycle and the unique characteristic of females menopause has influenced human life.

Second, the book has to pass technical critical appraisal by scientists expert in the book’s various subjects.