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    • Behave

    • The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
    • By: Robert M. Sapolsky
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,991
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,773
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757

    Why do we do the things we do? More than a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's 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 evolutionary legacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful

    • By Doug Hay on 07-27-17

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

    • The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping - Now Revised and Updated
    • By: Robert M. Sapolsky
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 974
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 835
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 835

    Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress. As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator is awful

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-15-14

    Regular price: $38.49

    • A Primate's Memoir

    • A Neuroscientist’s Unconventional Life Among the Baboons
    • By: Robert M. Sapolsky
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 652
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592

    "I had never planned to become a savanna baboon when I grew up; instead, I had always assumed I would become a mountain gorilla," writes Robert Sapolsky in this witty and riveting chronicle of a scientist's coming-of-age in remote Africa. An exhilarating account of Sapolsky's twenty-one-year study of a troop of rambunctious baboons in Kenya, A Primate's Memoir interweaves serious scientific observations with wry commentary about the challenges and pleasures of living in the wilds of the Serengeti-for man and beast alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best books I've ever read.

    • By Jan on 07-06-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Behave

    • By: Robert M Sapolsky
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    We are capable of savage acts of violence but also spectacular feats of kindness: is one side of our nature destined to win out over the other? Every act of human behaviour has multiple layers of causation, spiralling back seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, even centuries, right back to the dawn of time and the origins of our species. In the epic sweep of history, how does our biology affect the arc of war and peace, justice and persecution? How have our brains evolved alongside our cultures?

    Regular price: $30.54

    • Facebook’s Surprising Role in Bereavement

    • By: Robert M. Sapolsky
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Facebook’s Surprising Role in Bereavement" is from the July 13, 2017 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Robert M. Sapolsky and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not surprising, but excellent

    • By David Rubenstein on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $0.95