The Third Chimpanzee for Young People



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The Third Chimpanzee for Young People
Jared Diamond

As a combination of evolutionary biology and anthropology, this work of non-fiction offers answers to some of life’s most fascinating questions. The subheading On the Evolution and Future of the Human Animal gives a glimpse of the insightful content specifically written for younger readers. From what point on and how did humans differentiate themselves from other animals? Are these traits unchangeable, or is there something else in store for our specie’s future?

Due to the length and variety of topics covered in The Third Chimpanzee for Young People, working with excerpts and specific chapters may be more manageable in a classroom setting. Chapter 1: Why do we smoke, drink, and do dangerous drugs? and Chapter 6: The mystery of language could both be interesting themes to discuss in group work and a good starting point. The book would also be very well-suited for an interdisciplinary project in collaboration with Biology!

· · 2014

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Diamond, Jared. The Third Chimpanzee for Young People. Triangle Square; Reissue Edition, 2015. 368 pp., ISBN 9781609806118

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