The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee: how our animal heritage affects the way we live
From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel
More than 98 % of human genes are shared with two species of chimpanzee. The 'third' chimpanzee is man.
Jared Diamond surveys our life-cycle, culture, sexuality and destructive urges both towards ourselves and the planet to explore the ways in which we are uniquely human yet still influenced by our animal origins.