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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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Language
eng
Summary
Why do we do the things we do? Stanford professor Robert Sapolsky attempts to answer that question as fully as possible, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky starts by examining 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 evolutionary legacy.--
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
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Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, 2017.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563219
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
612.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QP355.2
  • QP351
LC item number
  • .S2175 2017
  • .S27 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 E-459
  • WL 102
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True
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
Introduction -- 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 -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix 1: Neuroscience 101 -- Appendix 2: The basics of endocrinology -- Appendix 3: Protein basics
Control code
5858040
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
790 pages
Isbn
9781594205071
Lccn
2016056755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027157126
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn953597944
  • (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
Introduction -- 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 -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix 1: Neuroscience 101 -- Appendix 2: The basics of endocrinology -- Appendix 3: Protein basics
Control code
5858040
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
790 pages
Isbn
9781594205071
Lccn
2016056755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027157126
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn953597944
  • (OCoLC)953597944

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