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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,958 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jared Diamond Narrator: Rob Shapiro Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • Winner of the 1992 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ceilidh Lerwick | 2/20/2014

    " Mostly good. I think his knowledge of anthropology is about 30 years out of date. I also got a bit sick of his soap-box preaching and I started hearing "this one time--at band camp" everytime he said "when I was in New Guinea". Most of his theories were quite interesting, even if I didn't agree with all of them. Worth the read if you can wallow through the repetetive politicks. I couldn't quite make it, myself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sonia Wilson | 2/7/2014

    " Diamond's disregard for the likelihood of pre-Clovis culture in the Americas is outdated, but I found the rest of the book engaging and informative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenny Housley | 2/5/2014

    " Quite interesting but seemed to repeat too much from "collapse" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Clint | 1/22/2014

    " Great insight as to how Humans evolved and took over the world. Seems to suggest we will not last long. definitely worth reading "

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