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A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life

A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life

Heying, Heather
Weinstein, Bret

Hardcover

AnthropologyGeneral PsychologySelf-Help

Publisher Price: $28.00

ISBN10: 0593086880
ISBN13: 9780593086889
Publisher: Portfolio
Published: Sep 14 2021
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.11
Height: 1.25 Width: 6.31 Depth: 9.26
Language: English
A bold, provocative history of our species finds the roots of civilization's success and failure in our evolutionary biology.

We are living through the most prosperous age in all of human history, yet people are more listless, divided and miserable than ever. Wealth and comfort are unparalleled, and yet our political landscape grows ever more toxic, and rates of suicide, loneliness, and chronic illness continue to skyrocket. How do we explain the gap between these two truths? What's more, what can we do to close it?

For evolutionary biologists Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein, the cause of our woes is clear: the modern world is out of sync with our ancient brains and bodies. We evolved to live in clans, but today most people don't even know their neighbors' names. Differences between the sexes once served a necessary evolutionary purpose, but today many dismiss the concept of biological sex as offensive. The cognitive dissonance spawned by trying to live in a society we're not built for is killing us.

In this book, Heying and Weinstein cut through the politically fraught discourse surrounding issues like sex, gender, diet, parenting, sleep, education, and more to outline a science-based worldview that will empower you to live a better, wiser life. They distill more than 20 years of research and first-hand accounts from the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth into straightforward principles and guidance for confronting our culture of hyper-novelty.

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