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A Primate's Memoir
- A Neuroscientist’s Unconventional Life Among the Baboons
- By: Robert M. Sapolsky
- Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
- Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
"I had never planned to become a savanna baboon when I grew up; instead, I had always assumed I would become a mountain gorilla," writes Robert Sapolsky in this witty and riveting chronicle of a scientist's coming-of-age in remote Africa. An exhilarating account of Sapolsky's twenty-one-year study of a troop of rambunctious baboons in Kenya, A Primate's Memoir interweaves serious scientific observations with wry commentary about the challenges and pleasures of living in the wilds of the Serengeti-for man and beast alike.
Hilarious heartfelt drama and adventure
- By Lok on 27-08-2020
Interesting, inspiring and moving
Love this book. The author is such a master in biology and story telling. I was completely captured by his humorous writing of some scary and uncomfortable experience. Fell in love with his animals.
Why You Are Who You Are
- Investigations into Human Personality
- By: Mark Leary, The Great Courses
- Narrated by: Mark Leary
- Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
- Original Recording
To understand the roots of personality is to understand motivations and influences that shape behavior, which in turn reflect how you deal with the opportunities and challenges of everyday life. That's the focus of these exciting 24 lectures, in which you examine the differences in people's personalities, where these differences come from, and how they shape our lives. Drawing on information gleaned from psychology, neuroscience, and genetics, Professor Leary opens the door to understanding how personality works and why.
Thorough, insightful and valuable.
- By Anonymous User on 09-06-2019
very informative and interesting
informative, clear and eye opening. made me reflect on my own thinking and understanding of personalities along the way