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The Trouble With Testosterone

The Trouble With Testosterone

And Other Essays On The Biology Of The Human Predicament

Told with Robert Sapolsky’s unique combination of wit, compassion, and scientific expertise, The Trouble with Testosterone is equal parts enlightening and entertaining. This collection of essays—Sapolsky’s first—unpack the biological bases of human culture and behavior, revealing how glands and hormones, hard-wired emotions and instinctual responses underlie so many of the characteristics we might think are functions or our personality or our cultural heritage. The man who Oliver Sacks hailed as “One of the best scientist/writers of our time,” shows himself to be at his best in these sharply observed, uproariously funny essays, and he doesn’t disappoint.
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  • Scribner | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684838915 | 
  • April 1998
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Robert M. Sapolsky
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Robert M. Sapolsky is the author of several works of nonfiction, including A Primate's Memoir, The Trouble with Testosterone, and Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers. He is a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant. He lives in San Francisco.

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