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  • Written by Jared Diamond
    Read by Rob Shapiro
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The Third Chimpanzee

The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

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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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About Jared Diamond

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Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. The recipient of numerous awards, he has published more than two hundred articles in such prestigious magazines as Discover and Nature.

About Rob Shapiro

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Rob Shapiro's BOT recordings include Click by Ori and Rom Brafman and Fault Line by Barry Eisler.


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