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The Third Chimpanzee for Young People

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The Third Chimpanzee for Young People by Jared Diamond
May 19, 2015 | ISBN 9781609806118
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“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?

Table Of Contents

Introduction: what makes us human?

part one: just another big mammal
chapter 1: a tale of three chimps
chapter 2: the great leap forward

part two: a strange life cycle 
chapter 3: human sexuality 
chapter 4: the origin of human races
chapter 5: why do we grow old and die?

part three: uniquely human 
chapter 6: the mystery of language
chapter 7: animal origins of art 
chapter 8: agriculture, for better and worse 
chapter 9: why do we smoke, drink, and use dangerous drugs? 
chapter 10: alone in a crowded universe

part four: world conquerors
chapter 11: the last first contacts
chapter 12: accidental conquerors
chapter 13: in black and white

part five: reversing our progress overnight 
chapter 14: the golden age that never was 
chapter 15: blitzkrieg and thanksgiving in the new world 
chapter 16: the second cloud 

Afterword : nothing learned, everything forgotten? 



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