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The Trouble with Testosterone: And Other Essays on the Biology of the Human Predicament

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From the author of the widely acclaimed Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, an enlightening perspective on the peculiar drives and intrinsic needs underlying human behavior, and how they link us to — and separate us from — the rest of the animal kingdom.

In this wide-ranging collection of witty essays, Robert M. Sapolsky brings a touch of humor and compassion to the world of cutting-edge science. His subjects range from explanations of the neurological bases of human individuality to discussions about the philosophical and political implications of recent findings in biological research. Ultimately, Sapolsky confirms that human beings are — with unnerving frequency — just another kind of primate.

"Sapolsky is one of the best scientist/writers of our time....What emerges in these brilliant, wide-ranging essays is a rich picture of human individuality and how it is both constrained and liberated by biological fate". — Oliver Sacks, M.D.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Robert M. Sapolskyandlt;/Bandgt; is the author of several works of nonfiction, including andlt;Iandgt;A Primate's Memoir, The Trouble with Testosterone,andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers.andlt;/Iandgt; 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.

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ISBN:
9780684838915
Author:
Sapolsky, Robert M.
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Sapolsky, Robert M.
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Psychobiology
Subject:
Human behavior
Subject:
Biological psychiatry
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Biology-General
Subject:
Oliver Sacks; testosterone; science writing; baboons; baboon; primates; neuroscience; neuroscientist; genes; genetics; biology; field research; Africa; stress; stress hormone; Stanford; McArthur Genius; Jane Goodall; why zebras don t get ulcers; munkeyluv
Subject:
Oliver Sacks; testosterone; science writing; baboons; baboon; primates; neuroscience; neuroscientist; genes; genetics; biology; field research; Africa; stress; stress hormone; Stanford; McArthur Genius; Jane Goodall; why zebras don t get ulcers; munkeyluv
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
236
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 B/W htones; dwgs t/o
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.31 oz

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