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Sapolsky, Robert M.

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Works: 105 works in 311 publications in 10 languages and 11,071 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Popular works  Drama  Fiction  Music  Film adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Performer, Vocalist, Creator
Classifications: QP82.2.S8, 616.0019
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Why zebras don't get ulcers an updated guide to stress, stress-related diseases, and coping by Robert M Sapolsky( Book )
73 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,474 libraries worldwide
Explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and memory loss
Stress portrait of a killer ( visu )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
A series of laboratory and field experiments demonstrated that stress, long thought to be an exclusively psychological phenomenon, is measurable and dangerous on a physical level. Stanford neurobiologist Dr. Robert Sapolsky studied baboons (Papio) on the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya, measuring their levels of stress hormones caused by social hierarchies. Sapolsky found that the hormones adrenaline and glucocorticoid increase in subordinate troop members, and dominant males had significantly lower blood pressure and heart rates. Also working with nonhuman primate models, Dr. Carol Shively of Wake Forest University examined the arteries of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Corroborating Sapolsky's findings, Shively demonstrated that subordinate macaques have higher plaque levels in arteries, potentially increasing the risk for heart attack. These results were compared to a long-term human study, directed by Sir Michael Marmot of the University of London Medical School. Tracking the health of British Civil Servants, Marmot found that that humans lower in the workplace hierarchy had higher stress levels, and higher rates of sickness. Several researchers took these results a step further, focusing in on how stress affects mothers. Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel of the University of California-San Francisco found that chronic high stress in mothers shortened telomeres in chromosomes, potentially producing lifelong consequences. In all of these studies, researchers found that stress and its harmful effects can be reduced by social interaction, and that grooming, playing, and equal social rank in nonhuman primates produced positive health effects
The trouble with testosterone : and other essays on the biology of the human predicament by Robert M Sapolsky( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 926 libraries worldwide
In The Trouble with Testosterone, Robert M. Sapolsky draws from his career as a behavioral biologist to interpret the peculiar drives and intrinsic needs of that most exotic species - Homo sapiens. With candor, humor, and lush observations, these essays marry cutting-edge science with a rich and compassionate humanity. Sapolsky's book ranges broadly over the web of life, studying its details and plotting its themes. "Curious George's Pharmacy" examines recent exciting claims that wild primates know how to medicate themselves with forest plants. "Junk Food Monkeys" relates the adventures of a troop of baboons who stumble onto a tourist garbage dump. "Poverty's Remains" claims that science is as riddled with metaphors as a Shakespearean sonnet. "Measures of Life" begins as a witty analysis of firing squads and concludes as a dazzling meditation on the roles and responsibilities of scientists. And in the final essay, the brilliant and penetrating "Circling the Blanket for God," Sapolsky shows that science and religion emanate from the same place: the human brain. These pieces, then, reveal the contradictions that confront those who describe the world objectively, those who try to reconcile the truths of the mind with the burdens of the heart
Monkeyluv : and other essays on our lives as animals by Robert M Sapolsky( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 727 libraries worldwide
A collection of original essays by a leading neurobiologist and primatologist share the author's insights into behavioral biology, including discussion of the physiology of genes and the factors that shape human social interaction
Stress, the aging brain, and the mechanisms of neuron death by Robert M Sapolsky( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 534 libraries worldwide
Amahl and the night visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti( visu )
12 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
"Rejoice in the simple story of the crippled boy Amahl and his devoted mother who live in poverty among the shepherds of Jerusalem. Then one starlit night, some strangers appear at their door: Three Kings who are on their way to Bethlehem."--Container
The best American science and nature writing 2013 by Siddhartha Mukherjee( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Presents fictional and non-fictional stories written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature
Biology and human behavior the neurological origins of individuality by Robert M Sapolsky( visu )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, is an interdisciplinary approach to the fascinating subject of behavioral biology, a field that explores interactions among the brain, mind, body, and environment that have a surprising influence on how we behave. In 24 lectures, you will investigate how the human brain is sculpted by evolution, constrained or freed by genes, shaped by early experience, modulated by hormones, and otherwise influenced to produce a wide range of behaviors, some of them abnormal. You will see that little can be explained by thinking about any one of these factors alone because some combination of influences is almost always at work
Amahl and the night visitors ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Menotti's opera which relates how a crippled young shepherd comes to accompany the three kings on their way to pay hommage to the newborn Jesus
Stress and your body by Robert M Sapolsky( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
In twenty-four lectures explains how stress causes or intensifies physical and mental problems
Biology and human behavior the neurological origins of individuality by Robert M Sapolsky( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of how the human brain is sculpted by evolution, constrained or freed by genes, shaped by early experience, modulated by hormones, and otherwise influenced to produce a wide range of behaviors, some of them abnormal. Explains how little can be explained by thinking about any one of these factors alone because some combination of influences is almost always at work
Stress and your body by Robert M Sapolsky( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Twenty-four lectures delivered by Professor Robert Sapolsky of Stanford University in which he explores the health effects of stress on the human body, why some individuals cope with stress better than others, what socioeconomic status has to do with stress and health, and various methods for managing stress
A primate's memoir by Robert M Sapolsky( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Upon graduating from college, Richard Sapolsky, left the United States for the very first time to join a baboon troop in Kenya as a young transfer male. His exhilarating account of life in the bush with neighbors both human and primate is by turns hilarious and poignant
Why zebras don't get ulcers by Robert M Sapolsky( visu )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Dr. Sapolsky, neuroscientist, tackles the serious topic of stress. He explains the correlation between the zebra's fight-or-flight response when pursed by a hungry lion and the humans response to simply anticipating stress. He offers solutions for how to reduce the risk of stress-related disease
The biology of human behavior the neurological origins of our individuality by Robert M Sapolsky( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
In eight 45-minutes lectures, Dr. Sapolsky presents for the non-scientist the basics of neurobiology and endocrinology and how they are relevant to human behavior and individual differences in such behavior
Why zebras don't get ulcers by Robert M Sapolsky( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
In this updated edition of his bestselling work, renowned primatologist Robert M. Sapolsky explains how prolonged stress can cause or intensify a range of physical and mental afflictions
Junk food monkeys : and other essays on the biology of the human predicament by Robert M Sapolsky( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Being human life lessons from the frontiers of science by Robert M Sapolsky( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Being human life lessons from the frontiers of science by Robert M Sapolsky( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Biology and human behavior. the neurological origins of individuality by Robert M Sapolsky( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of how the human brain is sculpted by evolution, constrained or freed by genes, shaped by early experience, modulated by hormones, and otherwise influenced to produce a wide range of behaviors, some of them abnormal. Explains how little can be explained by thinking about any one of these factors alone because some combination of influences is almost always at work
 
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Alternative Names
Sapolsky, Robert.
Sapolsky, Robert Maurice.
Sapolsky, Robert Morris Share 1957-
Share-Sapolsky, Robert M.
Share-Sapolsky, Robert M. 1957-
Share-Sapolsky, Robert Morris 1957-
サポルスキー, R. M
サポルスキー, ロバート・M
Languages
English (186)
Spanish (6)
German (4)
Chinese (3)
Japanese (3)
Italian (3)
Polish (3)
Portuguese (1)
Arabic (1)
Korean (1)
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