The Third Chimpanzee for Young People: On the Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

Jared Diamond (Author) Rebecca Stefoff (Adapted by)
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Product Details

Price
$22.95
Publisher
Triangle Square
Publish Date
April 08, 2014
Pages
370
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781609805227

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About the Author

In addition to teaching geography at UCLA, researching the birds of New Guinea and the Southwest Pacific Islands, and promoting the practice of sustainable environmental policies to leaders around the world, JARED DIAMOND is also the author of bestselling books about evolution and human history. Diamond studied physiology at Harvard and Cambridge, before narrowing his research to the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the gall bladder. It was on a summer trip to New Guinea in 1964, however, that he first began to carefully consider the questions that would intrigue him for the next half-century: why did New Guinea's extremely intelligent and resourceful indigenous peoples have no writing, chiefs, or steel tools? His Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies was an attempt to answer that question. Diamond is the author of several other books on geography and evolutionary biology, including Why is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality and Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. The Third Chimpanzee for Young People is his first book adapted for younger audiences. Diamond lives in Los Angeles.

REBECCA STEFOFF specializes in writing nonfiction for young readers, with a focus on scientific, historical, and literary subjects. Her adaptations include A Young People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn and A Different Mirror for Young People by Ronald T. Takaki.

Reviews

"This is exactly the kind of book that should be a 'set text' for a reinvigorated science curriculum: engaging, thought-provoking and bang up to the minute. If your teachers aren't recommending books like this - go out and get them anyway." --Guy Claxton, author of What's the Point of School?

"Written with great wit and a pleasure to read ... forces one to reflect thoroughly on the puzzle of human evolution, on where we came from and where we may be heading." --Frans B. M. de Waal (in praise of the adult edition), New York Times

"Plenty of provocative ideas in this grand sweep of evolutionary biology and anthropology: not surprising for this MacArthur 'genius' Award winner, Natural History columnist, and UCLA Medical School physiology professor." --Kirkus Reviews (in praise of the adult edition)