Biology of Humans

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Why do we do the things we do? Over a decade in the making, this game-changing book by Robert Sapolsky is A genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky’s storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person’s reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its genetic inheritance. Read more…