Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Written by:
Robert M. Sapolsky
Narrated by:
Michael Goldstrom

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2017
26 hours 29 minutes
New York Times bestseller  • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize  • One of the Washington Post's 10 Best Books of the Year

“It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read.” —David P. Barash, The Wall Street Journal

'It has my vote for science book of the year.” —Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

'Immensely readable, often hilarious...Hands-down one of the best books I’ve read in years. I loved it.' —Dina Temple-Raston, The Washington Post

From the bestselling author of A Primate's Memoir and the forthcoming Determined: A Science of Life Without Free Will comes a landmark, genre-defining examination of human behavior and an answer to the question: Why do we do the things we do?

Behave is one of the most dazzling tours d’horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted. Moving across a range of disciplines, Sapolsky—a neuroscientist and primatologist—uncovers the hidden story of our actions. Undertaking some of our thorniest questions relating to tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, and war and peace, Behave is a towering achievement—a majestic synthesis of cutting-edge research and a heroic exploration of why we ultimately do the things we do . . . for good and for ill.
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Priscila B.

my favorite book of the past several years if not of all time. super informative and fun at the same time!

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Jakub A.

Comprehensive and mind-changing piece of work. Connects the dots in understanding human behavior from the perspective of multiple disciplines.

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John H.

I bought this book to better understand human nature during these unsettling times of war and cataclysmic change, and I wasn't disappointed. In fact, this is one of the best I've read in this bio-social science genre. Although the subject matter is complex, it's well organized and flows nicely, and. the narration is excellent. This book will be a classic.

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