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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 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
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    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

    • Stress and Your Body

    • By: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Sapolsky
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 970
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    Feeling stressed? You're not alone. Stress is an inherent aspect of life that can have tremendous negative effects on your mental and physical health. This makes coping with stress a critical part of how well we live.Once you understand the inner workings of your stress response system, you'll possess powerful knowledge that will help you understand and better deal with this common aspect of your busy life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Useful, insightful, and amusing.

    • By Kelid on 01-07-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

    • By: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: The Great Courses
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
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    Understanding our humanity - the essence of who we are - is one of the deepest mysteries and biggest challenges in modern science. Why do we have bad moods? Why are we capable of having such strange dreams? How can metaphors in our language hold such sway on our actions? As we learn more about the mechanisms of human behavior through evolutionary biology, neuroscience, anthropology, and other related fields, we're discovering just how intriguing the human species is.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Human And Loving It!

    • By Gillian on 07-28-15

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition

    • By: Robert Sapolsky, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Sapolsky
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
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    When are we responsible for our own actions, and when are we in the grip of biological forces beyond our control? What determines who we fall in love with? The intensity of our spiritual lives? The degree of our aggressive impulses? These questions fall into the scientific province of behavioral biology, the field that explores interactions between the brain, mind, body, and environment that have a surprising influence on how we behave.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Follow Up

    • By Douglas on 08-31-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 635
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    "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
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    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
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    "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

    • Jaws

    • The Story of a Hidden Epidemic
    • By: Sandra Kahn, Paul R. Erhlich, Robert Sapolsky - foreword
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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     There's a silent epidemic in Western civilization, and it is right under our noses. Our jaws are getting smaller and our teeth crooked and crowded, creating not only aesthetic challenges but also difficulties with breathing. Sandra Kahn and Paul R. Ehrlich, a pioneering orthodontist and a world-renowned evolutionist, respectively, present the biological, dietary, and cultural changes that have driven us toward this major health challenge. They propose simple adjustments that can alleviate this developing crisis.

    Regular price: $13.99