Tag: evolution

Behave

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky (Penguin, 2017); audiobook read by Michael Goldstrom (Penguin Audio, 2018) A monumental but very readable explication of the many biological factors (from immediate brain chemistry right back to evolutionary development) that determine human behaviour at both an individual and a societal level. Self-aware and with a…

The Blind Watchmaker

The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins (Norton, 1986); audiobook read by Richard Dawkins & Lalla Ward (Bolinda, 2014) In this measured (pre-confrontational) treatise on evolution, biologist Richard Dawkins cites numerous real-world examples and constructs thoughtful analogies to make accessible a topic of vast complexity. Sections of the audiobook are read alternately by Dawkins and Lalla Ward, which invigorates the text.…