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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
Title remainder
the biology of humans at our best and worst
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Sapolsky
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why do we do the things we do? attempts to answer that question, looking at it from every angle. He hops back in time, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy. The result is a dazzling tour of the science of human, a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do-- for good and for ill
Summary
A professor of biology and neurology at Stanford reveals what makes humans do the things they do, delving into environmental stimuli, things that trigger the nervous system, hormonal responses and how they work in conjunction with evolutionary and cultural factors
Storyline
Writing style
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, 2017.
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10563219
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sapolsky, Robert M
Dewey number
612.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP351
LC item number
.S27 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Neurophysiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Animal behavior
Target audience
adult
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the biology of humans at our best and worst
Label
Behave : the biology of humans at our best and worst, Robert M. Sapolsky
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 721-773) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The behavior -- One second before -- Seconds to minutes before -- Hours to days before -- Days to months before -- Adolescence: or, Dude, where's my frontal cortex? -- Back to the crib, back to the womb -- Back to when you were just a fertilized egg -- Centuries to millennia before -- The evolution of behavior -- Us versus them -- Hierarchy, obedience, and resistance -- Morality and doing the right thing, once you've figured out what that is -- Feeling someone's pain, understanding someone's pain, alleviating someone's pain -- Metaphors we kill by -- Biology, the criminal justice system, and (oh, why not?) free will -- War and peace
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
790 pages
Isbn
9781594205071
Lccn
2016056755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 953597944
  • (OCoLC)953597944
Label
Behave : the biology of humans at our best and worst, Robert M. Sapolsky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 721-773) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The behavior -- One second before -- Seconds to minutes before -- Hours to days before -- Days to months before -- Adolescence: or, Dude, where's my frontal cortex? -- Back to the crib, back to the womb -- Back to when you were just a fertilized egg -- Centuries to millennia before -- The evolution of behavior -- Us versus them -- Hierarchy, obedience, and resistance -- Morality and doing the right thing, once you've figured out what that is -- Feeling someone's pain, understanding someone's pain, alleviating someone's pain -- Metaphors we kill by -- Biology, the criminal justice system, and (oh, why not?) free will -- War and peace
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
790 pages
Isbn
9781594205071
Lccn
2016056755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 953597944
  • (OCoLC)953597944

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