Monkeyluv

Monkeyluv

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How do imperceptibly small differences in the environment change onea€™s behavior? What is the anatomy of a bad mood? Does stress shrink our brains? What does People magazinea€™s list of Americaa€™s a€œ50 Most Beautiful Peoplea€ teach us about nature and nurture? What makes one organism sexy to another? What makes one orgasm different from another? Who will be the winner in the genetic war between the sexes? Welcome to Monkeyluv, a curious and entertaining collection of essays about the human animal in all its fascinating variety, from McArthur fellow Robert M. Sapolsky, Americaa€™s most beloved neurobiologist/primatologist. Organized into three sections, each tackling a Big Question in natural science, Monkeyluv offers a lively exploration of the influence of genes and the environment on behavior; the social and politicala€”and, of course, sexuala€”implications of behavioral biology; and societya€™s shaping of the individual. From the mating rituals of prairie dogs to the practice of religion in the rain forest, the secretion of pheromones to bugs in the brain, Sapolsky brilliantly synthesizes cutting-edge scientific research with wry, erudite observations about the complexity of being human. Thoughtful, engaging, and infused with pop-cultural insights, this collection will appeal to the inner monkey in all of us.Thoughtful, engaging, and infused with pop-cultural insights, this collection will appeal to the inner monkey in all of us.


Title:Monkeyluv
Author:Robert M. Sapolsky
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2005-09-20
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