Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Original Essays | August 24, 2015

    Ellen Urbani: IMG Like Every Other Survivor

    Note: Join us at Powell's City of Books on Saturday, August 29, for an author event with Ellen Urbani. I have an uncommon penchant for aligning... Continue »
    1. $11.17 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list


      Ellen Urbani 9780988265776

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $16.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
5 Beaverton Nature Studies- Zoology
1 Burnside Biology- General

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Monkeyluv: And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals


Monkeyluv: And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

How do imperceptibly small differences in the environment change one's behavior? What is the anatomy of a bad mood? Does stress shrink our brains? What does People magazine's list of America's "50 Most Beautiful People" 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 Robert M. Sapolsky, America'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 political — and, of course, sexual — implications of behavioral biology; and society'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 enormous complexity of simply being human. Thoughtful, engaging, and infused with pop-cultural insights, this collection will appeal to the inner monkey in all of us.

About the Author

Robert M. Sapolsky is the author of several works of nonfiction, including A Primate's Memoir, The Trouble with Testosterone, and Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers. He is a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant. He lives in San Francisco.

Table of Contents


Author's Note


Part I: Genes and Who We Are


Nature or Nurture? "The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World" Assess the Source of Their Good Looks

(Discover, 2000)

A Gene for Nothing (Discover, 1997)

Genetic Hyping (The Sciences, 2000)

The Genetic War Between Men and Women (Discover, 1999)

Of Mice and (Hu)Men Genes (Natural History, 2004)

Antlers of Clay (Natural History, 2001)

Part II: Our Bodies and Who We Are


Why Are Dreams Dreamlike? (Discover, 2001)

Anatomy of a Bad Mood (Men's Health, 2003)

The Pleasure (and Pain) of "Maybe" (Natural History)

Stress and Your Shrinking Brain (Discover, 1999)

Bugs in the Brain (Scientific American, 2003)

Nursery Crimes (The Sciences, 1999)

Part III: Society and Who We Are


How the Other Half Heals (Discover, 1998)

The Cultural Desert (Discover, 2005)

Monkeyluv (The Sciences, 1998)

Revenge Served Warm (Natural History, 2002)

Why We Want Their Bodies Back (Discover, 2002)

Open Season (The New Yorker, 1998)

Product Details

Sapolsky, Robert M
Scribner Book Company
Sapolsky, Robert M.
Anthropology - General
David Foster Wallace; Oliver Sacks; science writing; baboons; baboon; primates; neuroscience; neuroscientist; genes; genetics; biology; field research; Africa; stress; stress hormone; testosterone; Jane Goodall; Stanford; natural selection; why zebras don
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
October 2006
Grade Level:
8.44 x 5.5 in 6.895 oz

Other books you might like

  1. The Places In Between
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. Animals in Flight New Trade Paper $6.99
  3. Abarat
    Used Trade Paper $6.00
  4. The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two... Used Trade Paper $5.50
  5. Hug New Trade Paper $3.99
  6. Coraline
    Used Trade Paper $3.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Social Science » Essays
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Genetics
Science and Mathematics » Featured Titles in Tech » Biology
Science and Mathematics » Featured Titles in Tech » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Biology
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Zoology
Science and Mathematics » Popular Science » Essays

Monkeyluv: And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.50 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780743260169 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.