And Other Lessons in Our Lives as Animals
By (author) Robert M. Sapolsky
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Monkeyluv by Robert M. Sapolsky
Book DescriptionDescribed by Oliver Sacks as 'one of the best scientist-writers of our time', Robert M. Sapolsky here presents the human animal in all its quirkiness and diversity. In these remarkable essays, Sapolsky once again deploys his compassion and insights into the human condition to tell us who, why and how we are. Monkeyluv touches on themes such as sexuality, aggression, love, parenting, religion, ageing, and mental illness. He ponders such topics as our need to seek out beauty; why our preferences in food become fixed; why we are sexually attracted to one another; why Alzheimer's disease tends to be a post-menopausal phenomenon; and why grandmothers buying groceries for their grandchildren are part of nature's Darwinian logic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099474555
(197mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert M. Sapolsky
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, Paperback (September 2004)
A distinguished primatologist explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including ulcers, colitis, heart disease, depression, and memory loss, and addresses how to combat it. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Primate's Memoir, Paperback (April 2002)
'I had never planned to become a Savannah baboon when I grew up; instead I assumed I would become a mountain gorilla,' writes the author in this chronicle of a scientist's coming of age in remote Africa. He writes about people and their society as he does about animals and theirs.
Trouble with Testosterone, Paperback (April 1998)» View all books by Robert M. Sapolsky
From the author of the widely acclaimed "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers" comes an enlightening perspective on the drives and intrinsic needs underlying human behavior, and how they link us--and separate us from--the rest of the animal kingdom.
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Author Biography - Robert M. Sapolsky
Robert M. Sapolsky holds degrees from Harvard and Rockefeller Universities and is currently a Professor of Biology and Neurology at Stanford University and a Research Associate with the Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya. He is the author of The Trouble with Testosterone, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers (both finalists for the LA Times Book Award), and A Primate's Memoir (also published by Cape). A regular contributor to Natural History, Discover, Men's Health, and Scientific American, and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant, Sapolsky lives in San Francisco.
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