This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Jared Diamond - This character is a professor of physiology at the UCLA Medical School. He has authored several books that share similar themes. He is widely regarded as fair and thorough in his treatment of difficult social subjects.
Charles Darwin - This character was an English naturalist who is most-widely known for producing a vast amount of evidence documenting the rise of species through evolutionary change driven by the causative agent of natural selection.
Charles Sibley and Jon Ahlquist - These characters are two American genetic scientists who studied genetic variability within...
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