Search Results: "Robert M. Sapolsky"


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A PRIMATE’S MEMOIR by Robert M. Sapolsky
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"A wild and wondrous account, filled with passages so funny or so brilliant that the reader wants to grab someone by the arm and demand, 'Hey, you just gotta listen to this.'"
From the author of The Trouble with Testosterone (1997) and Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers (1993), a witty concoction blending field biology, history, hilarious cross-cultural mishaps, and hair-raising adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"First-rate science for the nonscientist that's certain to reduce stress—at least during the time spent reading it. (Forty- two illustrations—not seen)"
Entertaining explanation of how stress affects the body and what we can do to counteract its effects. Read full book review >

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BEHAVE by Robert M. Sapolsky
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"An exemplary work of popular science, challenging but accessible."
A wide-ranging, learned survey of all the making-us-tick things that, for better or worse, define us as human. Read full book review >

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MONKEYLUV by Robert M. Sapolsky
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"It isn't a radical notion that the nature-nurture debate ought to be tossed, but Sapolsky (A Primate's Memoir, 2001, etc.) has added another round to the cause of its demise."
Eighteen quick-footed essays that explain how nature and nurture are both vital ingredients in the stew of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 1997

"That, and a deft and often witty way with words. (Author tour)"
A sparkling set of essays by MacArthur awardee Sapolsky (Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, 1993; Biology and Neuroscience/Stanford), who is not at all afraid to go out on a (primate) limb to discuss biology, brain, and behavior. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2009

"A chilling frontier tragedy."
An impeccably detailed history of a Progressive-era murder mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Gee-whiz industriously wrapped in solid science."
With an assist from Robert Aquinas McNally, his coauthor for Voices of the Rocks (1999), but using the first person throughout, Schoch again asserts that the conventional view about the rise of civilization is both untimely and wrong. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING ELVIS by Robert M. Eversz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"Eversz (False Profit, 1990, etc.) whips up a candy-colored terrorist parfait in which the copious blood might as well be strawberry sauce."
Nice Mary Alice Baker gets involved with all sorts of nasty terrorists in this Saturday-matinee serial for the '90s. Read full book review >

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FIELD OF GOURDS by Robert M. Fisher
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"Offers an exciting path for escaping intellectual ruts."
With his dog, Bella, serving as muse, questioner and devil's advocate, Fisher aims to generate a new way of thinking about science, politics, economics and religion. Read full book review >

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EYEING THE RED STORM by Robert M. Dienesch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"While WS-117L was not entirely successful, Dienesch asserts in this solid, specialized scholarly study, it laid the foundation for the U.S. space effort for the next 40 years."
A study of how the Dwight Eisenhower administration created the first U.S. satellite reconnaissance mission. Read full book review >