The Third Chimpanzee

  • by Jared Diamond
  • Narrated by Rob Shapiro
  • 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary


The Development of an Extraordinary Species....
We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet - having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art - while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival. What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins?
In this fascinating, provocative, passionate, funny, endlessly entertaining work, renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning author and scientist Jared Diamond explores how the extraordinary human animal, in a remarkably short time, developed the capacity to rule the world...and the means to irrevocably destroy it.

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Interesting read

An interesting read about our beginnings as humans and possible future for our species and Earth. Read by an engaging and clear narrator.
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- James

Everyone MUST listen to this book!

this book was incredible: Moving and thought provoking, dealing with the harsh truth our impact and has had on this planet throughout our entire existence and also where it may take us.
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- Miss C Walsh

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-04-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio