Inscribed by Jared Diamond to Peter Matthiessen

  • The Third Chimpanzee.

The Third Chimpanzee.


Item Number: 15078

New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1992.

First edition of this early work by the award-winning scientist. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, warmly and lengthily inscribed by the author to fellow writer Peter Matthiessen on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

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. With only 1.6 percent difference between the human genome and the genomes of two species of chimps, Diamond declares that we should call ourselves the third chimpanzee. "The Third Chimpanzee will endure" (Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University).

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