The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee: How Our Animal Heritage Affects the Way We Live

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More than 98 per cent of human genes are shared with the 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.

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Overview

More than 98 per cent of human genes are shared with the 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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780099913801
  • Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Part 1 Just Another Species of Big Mammal 9

1 A Tale of Three Chimps 12

2 The Great Leap Forward 27

Part 2 An Animal with a Strange Life Cycle 49

3 The Evolution of Human Sexuality 56

4 The Science of Adultery 72

5 How We Pick Our Mates and Sex Partners 84

6 Sexual Selection, and the Origin of Human Races 95

7 Why Do We Grow Old and Die? 106

Part 3 Uniquely Human 121

8 Bridges to Human Language 125

Appendix: Neo-Melanesian in One Easy Lesson 150

9 Animal Origins of Art 152

10 Agriculture's Two-Edged Sword 163

11 Why Do We Smoke, Drink, and Use Dangerous Drugs? 173

12 Alone in a Crowded Universe 184

Part 4 World Conquerors 197

13 The Last First Contacts 202

14 Accidental Conquerors 213

15 Horses, Hittites, and History 225

Appendix: A proto-Indo-European Fable 248

16 In Black and White 250

Appendix: Indian Policies of Some Famous Americans 277

Part 5 Reversing Our Progress Overnight 279

17 The Golden Age that Never Was 285

18 Blitzkrieg and Thanksgiving in the New World 304

19 The Second Cloud 313

Epilogue: Nothing Learned, and Everything Forgotten? 327

Further Reading 333

Acknowledgements 354

Index 355

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