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The Resource Behave : the biology of humans at our best and worst, Robert M. Sapolsky

Behave : the biology of humans at our best and worst, Robert M. Sapolsky

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Behave : the biology of humans at our best and worst
Title
Behave
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the biology of humans at our best and worst
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Robert M. Sapolsky
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Language
eng
Summary
"Behave achieves what no other book 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. Robert Sapolsky's ingenious method is to move backwards in time from the moment at which a behaviour occurs, layer by layer through the myriad influences that led to it. He begins with the split-second reactions of the brain and nervous system, and considers their response to sight, sound and smell in the minutes and seconds beforehand. Next he explains the interactions of hormones, which prime our behaviour in the preceding hours and days. He proceeds through the experiences of adolescence, childhood and foetal development that shape us over our lifespans, and continues over centuries and millennia through the profound influences of genetic inheritance, cultural context and ultimately the evolutionary origins of our species. "--Publishers description
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DLC
Dewey number
612.8
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Behave : the biology of humans at our best and worst, Robert M. Sapolsky
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 721-773) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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BK0019187453
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25 cm
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790 pages
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9781594205071
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2016056755
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illustrations

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