Weekly Book List, August 22, 2014

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The Drunken Monkey: Why We Drink and Abuse Alcohol by Robert Dudley (University of California Press; 154 pages). Offers an evolutionary perspective on our predilection for alcohol that examines the fruit-eating behavior of arboreal primates.

Having People, Having Heart: Charity, Sustainable Development, and Problems of Dependence in Central Uganda by China Scherz (University of Chicago Press; 170 pages; $75 hardcover, $25