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On Homecoming and Belonging
Sebastian Junger - May 24, 2016
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Sebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm, takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges todays returning veterans face in modern society.There are ancient tribal human behaviors-loyalty, inter-reliance, cooperation-that flare up in communities during times of turmoil and suffering. Thes...
Heather E Heying
Dec 06, 2020
Here are just three books that will, I think, have wide appeal, for a variety of humans: • Mother Nature: Maternal instincts and how they shape the human species, Sarah Blaffer-Hrdy • The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe • Tribe: On homecoming and belonging, by Sebastian Junger     source
The Right Stuff
Tom Wolfe - Mar 04, 2008 (first published in 1979)
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Tom Wolfe began The Right Stuff at a time when it was unfashionable to contemplate American heroism. Nixon had left the White House in disgrace, the nation was reeling from the catastrophe of Vietnam, and in 1979--the year the book appeared--Americans were being held hostage by Iranian militants. Yet it was exactly the anachronistic courage of his ...
Heather E Heying
Dec 06, 2020
Here are just three books that will, I think, have wide appeal, for a variety of humans: • Mother Nature: Maternal instincts and how they shape the human species, Sarah Blaffer-Hrdy • The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe • Tribe: On homecoming and belonging, by Sebastian Junger     source
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Mother Nature
Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species
Sarah Hrdy - Sep 05, 2000 (first published in 1999)
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Maternal instinct--the all-consuming, utterly selfless love that mothers lavish on their children--has long been assumed to be an innate, indeed defining element of a woman's nature. But is it? In this provocative, groundbreaking book, renowned anthropologist (and mother) Sarah Blaffer Hrdy shares a radical new vision of motherhood and its crucial ...
Heather E Heying
Dec 06, 2020
Here are just three books that will, I think, have wide appeal, for a variety of humans: • Mother Nature: Maternal instincts and how they shape the human species, Sarah Blaffer-Hrdy • The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe • Tribe: On homecoming and belonging, by Sebastian Junger     source
The Dispossessed
Ursula K. Le Guin - Oct 20, 1994 (first published in 1974)
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Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life—Shevek must make the unprecedented ...
Heather E Heying
Sep 20, 2020
@ibmmiller @BretWeinstein LeGuin’s The Dispossessed is one of my favorites. It’s an I ncredible book.     source
Developmental Plasticity and Evolution
Mary Jane West-Eberhard - Mar 12, 2003
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The first comprehensive synthesis on development and evolution: it applies to all aspects of development, at all levels of organization and in all organisms, taking advantage of modern findings on behavior, genetics, endocrinology, molecular biology, evolutionary theory and phylogenetics to show the connections between developmental mechanisms and ...
Heather E Heying
Jun 07, 2019
@DialecticalA @marchtowardfall @arttavana Very good. Bret & I have argued for years that failing to understand the critical role of development--especially in species with long childhoods, such as ours--has helped create the false dichotomy of genes vs environment. This is 1 of my favorite books:     source