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A ground-breaking synthesis of the entire science of human behaviour by 'one of the best scientist-writers of our time' (Oliver Sacks)

'They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place' Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

A ground-breaking synthesis of the entire science of human behaviour by 'one of the best scientist-writers of our time' (Oliver Sacks) -- 'It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read' Wall Street Journal

Why do we do what we do? Behave is at once a dazzling tour and a majestic synthesis of the whole science of human behaviour. Brought to life through simple language, engaging stories and irreverent wit, it offers the fullest picture yet of the origins of tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, war and peace.

Robert Sapolsky’s ingenious method is to move backwards in time from the moment at which a behaviour occurs, layer by layer through the myriad influences that led to it:

- We begin with the split-second reactions of the brain and nervous system…
- Then we consider our response to sight, sound and smell in the minutes and seconds beforehand…
- Next he explains the interactions of hormones, which prime our behaviour in the preceding hours and days…
- He proceeds through the experiences of adolescence, childhood and foetal development that shape us over our lifespans…
- And continues over centuries and millennia through the profound influences of genetic inheritance, cultural context and ultimately the evolutionary origins of our species.

Throughout, Sapolsky considers the most important question: what causes acts of aggression or compassion? What inspires us to terrible deeds and what might help foster our best behaviour?

Wise, humane, often very funny, Behave is a towering achievement, powerfully humanizing, that is unlikely to be surpassed for many years.

Reviews

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

Awe-inspiring … This is the best scientific book written for non-specialists that I have ever read. You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of, and you will be inspired

Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm

Awe-inspiring … This is the best scientific book written for non-specialists that I have ever read. You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of, and you will be inspired

Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm

Awe-inspiring … This is the best scientific book written for non-specialists that I have ever read. You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of, and you will be inspired

Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm

Awe-inspiring … This is the best scientific book written for non-specialists that I have ever read. You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of, and you will be inspired

Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm

Awe-inspiring … This is the best scientific book written for non-specialists that I have ever read. You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of, and you will be inspired

Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm

Awe-inspiring … This is the best scientific book written for non-specialists that I have ever read. You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of, and you will be inspired

Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm

Awe-inspiring … This is the best scientific book written for non-specialists that I have ever read. You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of, and you will be inspired

Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm

Awe-inspiring … This is the best scientific book written for non-specialists that I have ever read. You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of, and you will be inspired

Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read

Wall Street Journal

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Behave is the best detective story ever written, and the most important. If you've ever wondered why someone did something – good or bad, vicious or generous – you need to read this book. If you think you already know why people behave as they do, you need to read this book. In other words, everybody needs to read it. It should be available on prescription (side effects: chronic laughter; highly addictive). They should put Behave in hotel rooms instead of the Bible: the world would be a much better, wiser place

Kate Fox, author of Watching the English

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Magisterial … This extraordinary survey of the science of human behaviour takes the reader on an epic journey … Sapolsky makes the book consistently entertaining, with an infectious excitement at the puzzles he explains … a miraculous synthesis of scholarly domains

Steven Poole, Guardian

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

Truly all-encompassing … detailed, accessible, fascinating

Telegraph

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

Rarely does an almost 800-page book keep my attention from start to finish, but Behave is exceptional in its scale, scope, detail and writing style ... Sapolsky places what makes us special in the wider context of humans as animals with brains that are fundamentally similar to those of other species. It is the first book that does so comprehensively enough to qualify as a guide to human behaviour

Frans de Waal, Science

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

A miraculous book, by far the best treatment of violence, aggression, and competition ever. Its depth and breadth of scholarship are amazing, building on Sapolsky’s own research and his vast knowledge of the neurobiology, genetic, and behavioral literature. All this is done brilliantly with a light and funny touch that shows why Sapolsky is recognized as one of the greatest teachers in science today

Paul Ehrlich, author of Human Natures

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

A great writer and a superb guide to human nature, Sapolsky shows you how all the perspectives and systems connect, and he makes you laugh and marvel along the way. A beautifully crafted work about the biology of morality

Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

One of the best scientist-writers of our time

Oliver Sacks

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Behave is like a great historical novel, with excellent prose and encylopedic detail. It traces the most important story that can ever be told

E O Wilson

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

As wide as it is deep, this book is colorful, electrifying, and moving. Sapolsky leverages his deep expertise to ask the most fundamental questions about being human

David Eagleman, author of Incognito

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Marvellous. Behave gives us the knowledge of how to manifest more of our best selves and less of our worst, individually and as a society

Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

One of the finest natural history writers around

The New York Times

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Robert Sapolsky’s students must love him … witty, erudite and passionate about clear communication … the implications of fascinating scientific findings are illuminated through topical stories … then Sapolsky reaches for the big, synthetic pay-offs, examining how, together, these insights can enhance our understanding of the forces that lead to tribalism, violence, dehumanization and war – as well as tolerance, empathy and peace … The analysis is arresting and the writing is often moving … It is impossible not to deeply admire a project bold entire to ask an entire field to work to create a more just and peaceful world

Nature

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Sapolsky’s book shows in exquisite detail how culture, context and learning shape everything our genes, brains, hormones and neurons do

Times Literary Supplement

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behavioural tour-de-force

Derek Beres, Big Think

Behavioural tour-de-force

Derek Beres, Big Think

Behavioural tour-de-force

Derek Beres, Big Think

Behavioural tour-de-force

Derek Beres, Big Think

Behavioural tour-de-force

Derek Beres, Big Think

Behavioural tour-de-force

Derek Beres, Big Think

Behavioural tour-de-force

Derek Beres, Big Think

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

Behave is a crammed compendium of scientific findings, organized in an ingenious way… There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to learn

Stuart Ritchie, Spectator

There has never been a better time for Robert Sapolsky's Behave: the Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst to appear. For those as perplexed and conflicted as me about such seismic political events as Brexit and the election of US President Donald Trump, the book helps not only to tease apart the factors that can lead people to behave in ways that seem to make no sense, but also to explain our own reaction. There is no part of the current craziness of the world this book does not touch, from terrorism and nationalism to nuclear posturing and ethnic cleansing… It is brilliant and insightful, lucid and conversational, authoritative, and fair to different points of view. It is the best guide I know of to the vicissitudes of human behaviour, an antidote to sensationalist easy answers… Behave is the antidote to all those pop psychology books that promise the secret of why we do what we do

Philip Ball, Lancet

There has never been a better time for Robert Sapolsky's Behave: the Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst to appear. For those as perplexed and conflicted as me about such seismic political events as Brexit and the election of US President Donald Trump, the book helps not only to tease apart the factors that can lead people to behave in ways that seem to make no sense, but also to explain our own reaction. There is no part of the current craziness of the world this book does not touch, from terrorism and nationalism to nuclear posturing and ethnic cleansing… It is brilliant and insightful, lucid and conversational, authoritative, and fair to different points of view. It is the best guide I know of to the vicissitudes of human behaviour, an antidote to sensationalist easy answers… Behave is the antidote to all those pop psychology books that promise the secret of why we do what we do

Philip Ball, Lancet

There has never been a better time for Robert Sapolsky's Behave: the Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst to appear. For those as perplexed and conflicted as me about such seismic political events as Brexit and the election of US President Donald Trump, the book helps not only to tease apart the factors that can lead people to behave in ways that seem to make no sense, but also to explain our own reaction. There is no part of the current craziness of the world this book does not touch, from terrorism and nationalism to nuclear posturing and ethnic cleansing… It is brilliant and insightful, lucid and conversational, authoritative, and fair to different points of view. It is the best guide I know of to the vicissitudes of human behaviour, an antidote to sensationalist easy answers… Behave is the antidote to all those pop psychology books that promise the secret of why we do what we do

Philip Ball, Lancet

There has never been a better time for Robert Sapolsky's Behave: the Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst to appear. For those as perplexed and conflicted as me about such seismic political events as Brexit and the election of US President Donald Trump, the book helps not only to tease apart the factors that can lead people to behave in ways that seem to make no sense, but also to explain our own reaction. There is no part of the current craziness of the world this book does not touch, from terrorism and nationalism to nuclear posturing and ethnic cleansing… It is brilliant and insightful, lucid and conversational, authoritative, and fair to different points of view. It is the best guide I know of to the vicissitudes of human behaviour, an antidote to sensationalist easy answers… Behave is the antidote to all those pop psychology books that promise the secret of why we do what we do

Philip Ball, Lancet

There has never been a better time for Robert Sapolsky's Behave: the Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst to appear. For those as perplexed and conflicted as me about such seismic political events as Brexit and the election of US President Donald Trump, the book helps not only to tease apart the factors that can lead people to behave in ways that seem to make no sense, but also to explain our own reaction. There is no part of the current craziness of the world this book does not touch, from terrorism and nationalism to nuclear posturing and ethnic cleansing… It is brilliant and insightful, lucid and conversational, authoritative, and fair to different points of view. It is the best guide I know of to the vicissitudes of human behaviour, an antidote to sensationalist easy answers… Behave is the antidote to all those pop psychology books that promise the secret of why we do what we do

Philip Ball, Lancet

There has never been a better time for Robert Sapolsky's Behave: the Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst to appear. For those as perplexed and conflicted as me about such seismic political events as Brexit and the election of US President Donald Trump, the book helps not only to tease apart the factors that can lead people to behave in ways that seem to make no sense, but also to explain our own reaction. There is no part of the current craziness of the world this book does not touch, from terrorism and nationalism to nuclear posturing and ethnic cleansing… It is brilliant and insightful, lucid and conversational, authoritative, and fair to different points of view. It is the best guide I know of to the vicissitudes of human behaviour, an antidote to sensationalist easy answers… Behave is the antidote to all those pop psychology books that promise the secret of why we do what we do

Philip Ball, Lancet

There has never been a better time for Robert Sapolsky's Behave: the Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst to appear. For those as perplexed and conflicted as me about such seismic political events as Brexit and the election of US President Donald Trump, the book helps not only to tease apart the factors that can lead people to behave in ways that seem to make no sense, but also to explain our own reaction. There is no part of the current craziness of the world this book does not touch, from terrorism and nationalism to nuclear posturing and ethnic cleansing… It is brilliant and insightful, lucid and conversational, authoritative, and fair to different points of view. It is the best guide I know of to the vicissitudes of human behaviour, an antidote to sensationalist easy answers… Behave is the antidote to all those pop psychology books that promise the secret of why we do what we do

Philip Ball, Lancet

A wonderfully lucid, scholarly and witty account of the biological basis of human behavior… Once you have read it, you will see neither yourself nor your fellow humans in the same way as before

Henry Marsh, New Statesman

A wonderfully lucid, scholarly and witty account of the biological basis of human behavior… Once you have read it, you will see neither yourself nor your fellow humans in the same way as before

Henry Marsh, New Statesman

A wonderfully lucid, scholarly and witty account of the biological basis of human behavior… Once you have read it, you will see neither yourself nor your fellow humans in the same way as before

Henry Marsh, New Statesman

A wonderfully lucid, scholarly and witty account of the biological basis of human behavior… Once you have read it, you will see neither yourself nor your fellow humans in the same way as before

Henry Marsh, New Statesman

The book has an exciting, detective-story method and a pleasingly hippy-ish humour

Steven Poole, Daily Telegraph

The book has an exciting, detective-story method and a pleasingly hippy-ish humour

Steven Poole, Daily Telegraph

The book has an exciting, detective-story method and a pleasingly hippy-ish humour

Steven Poole, Daily Telegraph

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    June 19, 2017

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    June 15, 2017

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