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Everyday Survival: Why Smart People Do Stupid Thingsby Laurence Gonzales
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Laurence Gonzales shows how modern society has made us lazy and susceptible to previously unknown threats. "Curiosity, awareness, attention," he writes. "Those are the tools of our everyday survival...we all must be scientists at heart or be victims of forces that we don't understand."Gonzales turns his talent for gripping narrative, knowledge of the way our minds and bodies work, and bottomless curiosity about the world to the topic of how we can best use the lessons of our evolutionary history to overcome the hazards of everyday life. He finds that natural laws profoundly affect our actions, and he reveals the hidden causes and costs of our behavior, whether as individuals or as a species whose decisions may be leading to darker times. Whether you are climbing a mountain or the corporate ladder, will change the way you view your choices in our complex, dangerous, and quickly changing world.
'Well-written and fascinating . . . this is the kind of book you want everyone to read."Cleveland Plain Dealer
The author of the life-changing bestseller once again brings us revelations about ourselves from the cutting edge of science.
'Curiosity, awareness, attention,' Laurence Gonzales writes. 'Those are the tools of our everyday survival. . . . We all must be scientists at heart or be victims of forces that we don"t understand.' In this fascinating account, Gonzales turns his talent for gripping narrative, knowledge of the way our minds and bodies work, and bottomless curiosity about the world to the topic of how we can best use the blessings of evolution to overcome the hazards of everyday life.
Everyday Survivalwill teach you to make the right choices for our complex, dangerous, and quickly changing world'"whether you are climbing a mountain or the corporate ladder.
About the Author
Laurence Gonzales has lectured before groups ranging from the Santa Fe Institute to Legg Mason Capital Management and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.
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