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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2001

    Fun Facts City

    I decided to not put much stock anymore in the critics, who are often at odds with each other about you name it, and that includes the scholars and proffessors etc., too. In other words I say, read what you like, and I like this book, because regardless of the soundness of any theories, the book is loaded with some very interesting facts and I happen to like the authors style and temperment, occassioned also with a healthy sense of humor. He is also the author of the pulitzer winning 'Guns, Germs, and Steel' which, needless to say, I'm also enjoying.

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    Having read and become familiar with other writings by Diamond,

    Having read and become familiar with other writings by Diamond, I recommend that readers new to him start here. This is a brilliant book, written in the early 90's and still is every bit as valid as it ever was, which explains why it continues to remain on bookstore shelves, no doubt still selling well. Diamond is a top-notch historian, an original thinker/genius, and a damned good writer. This is not a quick read, but I can think of no other book that delivers more of a bang for every buck spent on it.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

    Good Perspective

    A earlier version of many themes in Guns, Germs, and Iron plus some biological perspectives. Good reasons why we should be more humble about our place in the world

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

    An eye opener.

    Mr. Diamond takes a datailed and provocative look at humanity. He sees exposes our animal origins and demonstrates how our primitive side is still active today. As a bird watcher observes birds, Diamond studies people. The human animal within us all will be delighted by this new source of insight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2002

    Accessible and well-researched

    Overall a very interesting book indeed and an ideal supplement to Dawkins's classic 'The selfish gene.' While not containing the scientific rigour of the latter, it is nonetheless reccommended reading due to its breadth, lively style and ambition. Currently reading 'Guns,Germs and Steel' and am (so far) equally impressed.

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