Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1, A Tale of Three Chimps Abstract
* The species Homo sapiens (humans) is compared and contrasted to Pan troglodytes (chimpanzees).
* The author rapidly presents several broad areas of research, which suggest that chimps are the closest living relative to humans.
* Recently, molecular data obtained from DNA hybridization suggests that humans, chimpanzees, and gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) are...
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