Monkeyluv By Robert Sapolsky Summary

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The book understudy, Monkeyluv is written by Robert M. Sapolsky, the author of A Primate's Memoir and Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, a neurologist and primatologist at Stanford University who spent a couple of months conducting field research on baboons. Monkeyluv is a collection of about eighteen topics published in Discovery, Natural History. 1A &K The book was issued in 2005 by Simon and Schuster, Inc New York, NY. The purpose of the book was to inform humans of how nature works: the effect of genes, our bodies, and environment on our behavior and thought, and about behavior and who we are as humans. 1B His idea of writing was based on his research experience, that of researchers and books written by other authors. The research infects his mind for a couple of months, causing him to writes this book. …show more content…
Sapolsky inculcated both the genetic and environmental factors in his work to tell us who we are and how we think about ourselves as people. 1A Each essay is pleasing as it gives you more insight, raises your interest to read, and provides you with sources to get more information on each topic. Though Sapolsky's work had a positive evaluation from readers base on the way he inculcated genetic and environmental factors on humans behavior, some of his topics are a bit deceiving. Not all environmental factors have an influence on our behavior. 1A&F Certain factors such as the desert do not have an effect on our conduct; rather it creates mechanical problems and some aspect of culture; their way of dressing. 2 Also though genes are not the only factors that determine our behavior, some of them are autonomy on our

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