By Robert M. Sapolsky
How do imperceptibly small changes within the setting swap one's habit? what's the anatomy of a foul temper? Does tension diminish our brains? What does People magazine's record of America's "50 most lovely humans" educate us approximately nature and nurture? What makes one organism attractive to a different? What makes one orgasm diverse from one other? Who often is the winner within the genetic battle among the sexes?
Welcome to Monkeyluv, a curious and exciting selection of essays concerning the human animal in all its attention-grabbing sort, from Robert M. Sapolsky, America's so much loved neurobiologist/primatologist. geared up into 3 sections, every one tackling a tremendous query in usual technological know-how, Monkeyluv deals a full of life exploration of the impression of genes and the surroundings on habit; the social and political -- and, after all, sexual -- implications of behavioral biology; and society's shaping of the person. From the mating rituals of prairie canines to the perform of faith within the rain woodland, the secretion of pheromones to insects within the mind, Sapolsky brilliantly synthesizes state of the art medical study with wry, erudite observations in regards to the huge, immense complexity of easily being human. considerate, attractive, and infused with pop-cultural insights, this assortment will entice the interior monkey in we all.