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:
"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 "It's no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I've ever read" * Wall Street Journal * "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 "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 * "Truly all-encompassing ... detailed, accessible, fascinating" * Telegraph *
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 19th June 2017
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4 x 4.3
Weight (kg): 1.16