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chimpanzee shares 10, 50 or 99 per cent of its genes with humans? . second and third questions, our time of divergence and genetic distance from apes. The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human effort the older version (`The Rise and Fall') can be found in a free PDF format. The Library of Congresi has catalogued the hardcover edition as follows: Diamond, Jared M. The third chimpanzee: the evolution 'and future of the human.

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Free Download The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.) Full Ebook Get now. The next time that you visit a zoo, make a point of walking past the ape cages. Imagine that the apes had lost most of their hair, and imagine a cage nearby. PDF | On Sep 1, , W. C. McGrew and others published Book Review:The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human.

This text, written with a personal and accessible scientific tone, first seeks to examine the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens in an effort to explain current behaviors and social structures. The text then tries to extrapolate likely future outcomes based on the investigation of the past. The text is divided into a logical set of topics, created such that subsequent topics build on previous topics. Because of this, the main theses develop somewhat slowly but the time taken in initial investigation pays off in later chapters as a strong framework is provided on which to present complex ideas. Overall, the text is interesting and compelling, and presents an internally consistent and convincing viewpoint. Most of the theory presented agrees with conventionally accepted biological and archaeological thought. Major differences to conventional thought are noted by the author, who usually notes his own bias and explains the rationale behind his departure from standard interpretation. Part one investigates the evolutionary originals of primates and attempts to establish the most-likely evolutionary origin of modern humans. Additionally, our closest living biological relatives are considered. A variety of evidences are presented as support for the author's positions.

World conquest part four [ edit ] Part four considers conquest.

Why is it that the Eurasians came to dominate other cultures? Diamond's answer is that, in part, this was due to the East-West layout of the Eurasian continent, due to which successful agricultural and animal domestication packages combinations of certain domesticated plants and animals could easily be adopted in regions farther east or west.

On the other hand, extension of domestication packages along the North-South axis - as required in the case of the American and African continents - was much more difficult owing to severe imbalances of climate. Also, long-lasting contact with domesticated animals of agricultural populations permits greater resistance to disease, which is another reason why contact among geographically separated cultures - mostly agricultural versus hunter-gatherer societies - often leads to extinction of the latter through devastating infections.

The process of first contact between differing civilizations is examined through the descriptions of Papua New Guinea highlanders, who were first visited half a century back.

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Historically, Diamond argues such contacts between widely differing populations have very frequently culminated in the extinction of the disadvantaged groups like many Native American tribes, the Tasmanians , etc. There is a long list of genocides in history. Environmental impact and extinction part five [ edit ] Here the argument is that civilizations sometimes get caught up in internal superiority contests, and deplete the environment to such an extent that they may never recover.

However, examples of all of these behaviors are then noted within the animal kingdom, and the author concludes that humans are unique with these behaviors only in degree. The section concludes with an out-of-place consideration of the likelihood of finding extra-terrestrial intelligent life.

Part four considers the advent of human conquest of the globe. It begins with a particularly compelling review of "first contact" between explorers and previously isolated populations and then considers the aspects of some cultures which have enabled them to dominate other cultures in politics and warfare. The methodology utilized is credible and presents a feasible worldview stripped of most political ideologies.

The section coalesces most of the principle theses of the text.

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Part five concludes the text by considering the likely future of H. The section includes a catalogue of genocides and a litany of environmental destruction and political conquests and is notably pessimistic about the immediate and long-term future.

The epilogue presents a concise summation of the text and a continuation of the relatively negative view of the future developed in part five.

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The text concludes with a very useful and lengthy section of further readings. In more of a sexual aspect, we are unusual in having sex mainly in private and for fun, rather than mainly in public and only when the female is able to conceive, making us greatly unique in sexual experiences due to our concealed ovulation and copulation.

Yet another vast contrast is our life span, being that it is much longer, female Homo sapiens experience menopause while it is unprecedented among other mammals. After the contrasting of our sexual and life cycles, a very well noted and observed behavior thats recently been studied is common among not only Homo sapiens but many other animal species is extramarital sex.

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Part Three exemplifies many characteristics present in Homo sapiens that make up that 1. Jared Diamond believes our uniqueness lies in the cultural traits that in turn give us power.

Our cultural hallmarks include our vast spoken language, art, tool-based technology, and agriculture. All throughout history and into todays time, agricultural shows to have been a mixed blessing. Greatly harming many people while benefiting others. Our chemical abuse is an awfully ugly trait that we have, along with practicing genocide and mass exterminations of other species.

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