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Behave : the biology of humans at our best and worst

Author: Robert M Sapolsky
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do we do what we do? 'Behave' achieves what no other text has previously attempted: it brings together a whole host of sciences - the study of our brains, genes and hormones, the investigations of psychology, anthropology and evolutionary history - and by gathering them together offers the richest and most accurate understanding yet of the causes of human behaviour. It shows that any explanation of why we behave  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Sapolsky
ISBN: 9780099575061 009957506X
OCLC Number: 1089142087
Notes: Originally published: London : Bodley Head, 2017.
Awards: Long-listed for Wellcome Book Prize 2018 (UK)
Description: 790 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Robert Sapolsky.

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Why do we do what we do? 'Behave' achieves what no other text has previously attempted: it brings together a whole host of sciences - the study of our brains, genes and hormones, the investigations of psychology, anthropology and evolutionary history - and by gathering them together offers the richest and most accurate understanding yet of the causes of human behaviour. It shows that any explanation of why we behave the way we do is incomplete until we consider all of these factors together; when combined, the insights that emerge are unprecedented and astonishing.

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Awe-inspiring ... This is the best scientific book written for non-specialists that I have ever read. You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of, and you will be Read more...

 
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