The rise and fall of the third chimpanzee
More than 98 percent of human genes are shared with two species of chimpanzee.
The 'third' chimpanzee is man. Jared Diamond surveys out 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.
W 1992 Rhone Poulenc General Prize for Science Books