A Primate s Memoir

A Primate s Memoir
Author: Robert M. Sapolsky
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN: 9781416590361
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the tradition of Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, Robert Sapolsky, a foremost science writer and recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant, tells the mesmerizing story of his twenty-one years in remote Kenya with a troop of Savannah baboons. “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. Over two decades, Sapolsky survives culinary atrocities, gunpoint encounters, and a surreal kidnapping, while witnessing the encroachment of the tourist mentality on the farthest vestiges of unspoiled Africa. As he conducts unprecedented physiological research on wild primates, he becomes evermore enamored of his subjects—unique and compelling characters in their own right—and he returns to them summer after summer, until tragedy finally prevents him. By turns hilarious and poignant, A Primate’s Memoir is a magnum opus from one of our foremost science writers.

A Primate s Memoir

A Primate s Memoir
Author: Robert M Sapolsky
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-04-30
ISBN: 1446450325
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Discover this remarkable account of twenty-one years in remote Kenya with a troop of Savannah baboons from the New York Times bestselling author of Behave. 'One of the best scientist-writers of our time' Oliver Sacks Brooklyn-born Robert Sapolsky grew up wishing he could live in the primate diorama in the Museum of Natural History. At school he wrote fan letters to primatologists and even taught himself Swahili, all with the hope of one day joining his primate brethren in Africa. But when, at the age of twenty-one, Sapolky's dream finally comes true he discovers that the African bush bears little resemblance to the tranquillity of a museum. This is the story of the next twenty-one years as Sapolsky slowly infiltrates and befriends a troop of Savannah baboons. Alone in the middle of the Serengeti with no electricity, running water or telephone, and surviving countless scams, culinary atrocities and a surreal kidnapping, Sapolsky becomes ever more enamoured with his adopted baboon troop - unique and compelling characters in their own right - and he returns to them summer after summer, until tragedy finally prevails. 'A Primate's Memoir is the closest the baboon is likely to come - and it's plenty close enough - to having its own Iliad' New York Times Review of Books Exhilarating, hilarious and poignant, A Primate's Memoir is a uniquely honest window into the coming-of-age of one of our greatest scientific minds.

Primates of Park Avenue

Primates of Park Avenue
Author: Wednesday Martin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN: 1476762716
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place. She understood the other mothers' snobbiness at school drop-off when she compared them to olive baboons. Her obsessional quest for a Hermes Birkin handbag made sense when she realized other females wielded them to establish dominance in their troop. And so she analyzed tribal migration patterns; display rituals; physical adornment, mutilation, and mating practices; extra-pair copulation; and more. Her conclusions are smart, thought-provoking, and hilariously unexpected. Every city has its Upper East Side, and in Wednesday's memoir, readers everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them. They will also see that Upper East Side mothers want the same things for their children that all mothers want--safety, happiness, and success--and not even sky-high penthouses and chauffeured SUVs can protect this ecologically released tribe from the universal experiences of anxiety and loss. When Wednesday's life turns upside down, she learns how deep the bonds of female friendship really are. Intelligent, funny, and heartfelt, Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world--the exotic, fascinating, and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood"--

Free Primates Memoir Sampler

Free Primates Memoir Sampler
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780099296287
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Never Sleep Again the Most Dangerous Facts about a Primate s Memoir

Never Sleep Again  the Most Dangerous Facts about a Primate s Memoir
Author: Charlie Frilling
Publsiher: Lennex
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2013-01
ISBN: 9785458795210
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Cunningham Memoir

Cunningham Memoir
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Manuscripts (Papyri)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lost Connections

Lost Connections
Author: Johann Hari
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN: 1526634082
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A book that could actually make us happy' SIMON AMSTELL 'This amazing book will change your life' ELTON JOHN 'One of the most important texts of recent years' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 'Brilliant, stimulating, radical' MATT HAIG 'The more people read this book, the better off the world will be' NAOMI KLEIN 'Wonderful' HILLARY CLINTON 'Eye-opening' GUARDIAN 'Brilliant for anyone wanting a better understanding of mental health' ZOE BALL 'A game-changer' DAVINA MCCALL 'Extraordinary' DR MAX PEMBERTON 'Beautiful' RUSSELL BRAND Depression and anxiety are now at epidemic levels. Why? Across the world, scientists have uncovered evidence for nine different causes. Some are in our biology, but most are in the way we are living today. Lost Connections offers a radical new way of thinking about this crisis. It shows that once we understand the real causes, we can begin to turn to pioneering new solutions – ones that offer real hope.

Memoirs on Primates

Memoirs on Primates
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1900
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Primates
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Social Dynamics of Pronominal Systems

The Social Dynamics of Pronominal Systems
Author: Paul Bouissac
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 9027262543
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Dynamics of Pronominal Systems Book Excerpt:

Personal pronouns have a special status in languages. As indexical tools they are the means by which languages and persons intimately interface with each other within a particular social structure. Pronouns involve more than mere grammatical functions in live communication acts. They variously signal the gender of speakers as parts of utterances or in their anaphoric roles. They also prominently indicate with a range of degrees the kind of social relationships that hold between speakers from intimacy to indifference, from dominance to submission, and from solidarity to hostility. Languages greatly vary in the number of pronouns and other address terms they offer to their users with a distinct range of social values. Children learn their relative position in their family and in their society through the “correct” use of pronouns. When languages come into contact because of population migrations or through the process of translation, pronouns are the most sensitive zone of tension both psychologically and politically. This volume endeavours to probe the comparative pragmatics of pronominal systems as social processes in a representative set from different language families and cultural areas.

Memoirs of the Most Rev Oliver Plunket Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland

Memoirs of the Most Rev  Oliver Plunket  Archbishop of Armagh  and Primate of All Ireland
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 404
Release: 1861
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bishops
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A memoir introductory to the early history of the primacy of Armagh

A memoir introductory to the early history of the primacy of Armagh
Author: Robert King
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 122
Release: 1854
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Church history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Primates of Park Avenue

Primates of Park Avenue
Author: Abookaday
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN: 9781535282512
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir by Wednesday Martin is a humorous and yet serious look into the culture of motherhood among the elite residents of New York's Upper East Side. The book traces the author's journey from outsider to full participant, a process she describes as "going native." The narrative of the book describes this enculturation process through a framework that uses Martin's considerable expertise in anthropology and primatology. Equal parts memoir and observational study, the book offers readers insight into the peculiar social rules and morays of some of the most economically privileged mothers in the world operating in a highly competitive environment. This review includes a detailed summary of the books major themes followed by an analysis. Wednesday Martin is a prominent social critic with special expertise in parenting. Her book Stepmonster received critical acclaim and was a finalist of the Books for a Better Life Award. Her work is often cross disciplinary and draws from anthropology, psychology, primatology and cultural studies. Her PhD is in comparative literature and cultural studies from Yale University. She writes for numerous publications including Psychology Today, the New York Post, and The Daily Telegraph. She has appeared on a variety of news networks concerning her parenting expertise such as NPR, CNN, NBC, Fox News, and BBC. Read more....Download your copy today!Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Memoirs

Memoirs
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Memoirs of the late Reverend Theophilus Lindsay

Memoirs of the late Reverend Theophilus Lindsay
Author: Thomas Belsham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 450
Release: 1820
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biographical Memoirs

Biographical Memoirs
Author: Office of the Home Secretary,National Academy of Sciences
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 1975-02-01
ISBN: 0309022401
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biographical Memoirs Book Excerpt:

Biographic Memoirs Volume 46 contains the biographies of deceased members of the National Academy of Sciences and bibliographies of their published works. Each biographical essay was written by a member of the Academy familiar with the professional career of the deceased. For historical and bibliographical purposes, these volumes are worth returning to time and again.

Current Biography Yearbook 2004

Current Biography Yearbook 2004
Author: Clifford Thompson
Publsiher: Hw Wilson Company
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2004-01-30
ISBN: 9780824210441
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Biography Yearbook 2004 Book Excerpt:

Compiles detailed biographical sketches of contemporary leaders in such areas as entertainment, government, sports, art, literature, and science

Reasoning

Reasoning
Author: Daniel Krawczyk
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-11-13
ISBN: 0128095768
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reasoning Book Excerpt:

Reasoning: The Neuroscience of How We Think is a comprehensive guide to the core topics related to a thorough understanding of reasoning. It presents the current knowledge of the subject in a unified, complete manner, ranging from animal studies, to applied situations, and is the only book available that presents a sustained focus on the neurobiological processes behind reasoning throughout all chapters, while also synthesizing research from animal behavior, cognitive psychology, development, and philosophy for a truly multidisciplinary approach. The book considers historical perspectives, state-of-the-art research methods, and future directions in emerging technology and cognitive enhancement. Written by an expert in the field, this book provides a coherent and structured narrative appropriate for students in need of an introduction to the topic of reasoning as well as researchers seeking well-rounded foundational content. It is essential reading for neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, neuropsychologists and others interested in the neural mechanisms behind thinking, reasoning and higher cognition. Provides a comparative perspective considering animal cognition and its relevance to human reasoning Includes developmental and lifespan considerations throughout the book Discusses technological development and its role in reasoning, both currently and in the future Considers perspectives from not only neuroscience, but cognitive psychology, philosophy, development, and animal behavior for a multidisciplinary treatment Contains highlight boxes featuring additional details on methods, historical descriptions and experimental tasks

Summary of Primates of Park Avenue

Summary of Primates of Park Avenue
Author: A Book a Day
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2016-09-29
ISBN: 9781539118367
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Primates of Park Avenue Book Excerpt:

Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir by Wednesday Martin is a humorous and yet serious look into the culture of motherhood among the elite residents of New York's Upper East Side. The book traces the author's journey from outsider to full participant, a process she describes as "going native." The narrative of the book describes this enculturation process through a framework that uses Martin's considerable expertise in anthropology and primatology. Equal parts memoir and observational study, the book offers readers insight into the peculiar social rules and morays of some of the most economically privileged mothers in the world operating in a highly competitive environment. This review includes a detailed summary of the books major themes followed by an analysis. Wednesday Martin is a prominent social critic with special expertise in parenting. Her book Stepmonster received critical acclaim and was a finalist of the Books for a Better Life Award. Her work is often cross disciplinary and draws from anthropology, psychology, primatology and cultural studies. Her PhD is in comparative literature and cultural studies from Yale University. She writes for numerous publications including Psychology Today, the New York Post, and The Daily Telegraph. She has appeared on a variety of news networks concerning her parenting expertise such as NPR, CNN, NBC, Fox News, and BBC. Read more.... Download your copy today! for a limited time discount of only $2.99! Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Memoirs of the Late Reverend Theophilus Lindsey M A Including a Brief Analysis of His Works

Memoirs of the Late Reverend Theophilus Lindsey  M  A   Including a Brief Analysis of His Works
Author: Thomas Belsham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 423
Release: 1820
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Memoirs of Richard Whately

Memoirs of Richard Whately
Author: William John Fitzpatrick
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1864
ISBN: 5875865822
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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