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Date: 2007
Page count: 370 pages
Format: B/5
ISBN: 978-963-9326-15-6
Category: from English

Original price: 3600 Ft

The rise and fall of the third chimpanzee

WINNER OF THE 1992 SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE More than 98 per cent 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. „Some biologists are just scientists; but some truly are thinkers. Jared Diamond is one of the latter. Whatever he applies himself to, his contribution is original and worthwhile.” (Colin Tudge) „A fascinating portrait with more than enough uncomfortable facts to stop any dinner-party conversation in its tracks ... an important book.” (Financial Times) „Confirms Diamond as an impressive scholar and popularizer ... an enjoyable, stimulating and audacious book.” (Nature) Jared Diamond is Professor of Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Trained in physiology, he later took up the study of ecology and has made fundamental contributions to both disciplines. He is among the world’s leading zoologists and experts on birds. He has made many trips to the mountains of New Guinea to study their unique birds, rediscovered their long-lost bowebird, and advises New Guinea governments on conservation. As well as writing technical articles in his many fields of interest, Jared Diamond writes regularly for popular science journals. He is married, and has twin sons.

 

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