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In The Origin of Species (1859), Charles Darwin refused to discuss human evolution, believing the subject to be 'surrounded with prejudices'. He had been reworking his notes since the 1830s, but only with trepidation did he finally publish The Descent of Man in 1871. The book notoriously put apes in our family tree and made the races one family, diversified by 'sexual selection' - Darwin's provocative theory that female choice among competing males leads to diverging racial characteristics. Named by Sigmund Freud as 'one of the ten most significant books' ever written, Darwin's Descent of Man continues to shape the way we think about what it is that makes us uniquely human.

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T. C. Boyle is the author of eleven novels, including World's End (winner of the PEN/FaulknerAward), Drop City (a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award), and The Inner Circle. His most recent story collections are Tooth and Claw and The Human Fly and Other Stories.

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Depicting Lassie, Idi Amin, chimps and a Norse poet, "Boyle has X-ray vision when he considers the incongruities of the way we live and the things we do. He manages to find weak spots, capitalize on them, build from them wild and absurd stories that give a new dimension to black humor," observed PW .
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