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A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life [ebook+audiobook]

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Book Information
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Title: A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life
Book Copyright: 2021 Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein
Recording Copyright: 2021 Penguin Audio
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
Author: Heather Heying, Bret Weinstein
Narrator: Heather Heying, Bret Weinstein
Source Format: Audible AAXC
Source Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
Source Channels: 2
Source Bitrate: 128 kbps
Lossless Encode: Yes
Encoded Codec: AAC
Encoded Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
Encoded Channels: 2
Encoded Bitrate: 128 kbps
Encode Size: 452 MiB
Release Date: 14-Sep-2021
Duration: 8 hours, 17 minutes, 50 seconds
Chapters: 78

Book Description
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A provocative exploration of the tension between our evolutionary history and our modern woes - and what we can do about it.

We are living through the most prosperous age in all of human history, yet we are listless, divided, and miserable. Wealth and comfort are unparalleled, but our political landscape is unmoored, and rates of suicide, lone­liness, and chronic illness continue to skyrocket. How do we explain the gap between these truths? And how should we respond?

For evolutionary biologists Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein, the cause of our troubles is clear: The accelerat­ing rate of change in the modern world has outstripped the capacity of our brains and bodies to adapt. We evolved to live in clans, but today many people don't even know their neighbors' names. In our haste to discard outdated gender roles, we increasingly deny the flesh-and-blood realities of sex - and its ancient roots. The cognitive dissonance spawned by trying to live in a society we are not built for is killing us.

In this book, Heying and Weinstein draw on decades of their work teaching in college classrooms and explor­ing Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems to confront today's pressing social ills - from widespread sleep deprivation and dangerous diets to damaging parenting styles and back­ward education practices. Asking the questions many mod­ern people are afraid to ask, A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century outlines a science-based worldview that will empower you to live a better, wiser life.

This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF containing illustrations and charts from the book.

Comments

Brett Weinstein is a good egg, thanks for sharing

I heard the authors on Coast to Coast AM last night and the premise of the book sounds very interesting. I will be checking it out, although I usually prefer when audiobooks are in MP3 format...

I was super impressed by his interview with Jordan Peterson; I should say Peterson's interview of *him* (since it is on Peterson's channel), but as it turned out, Weinstein is such an amazing active listener, that he ended up interviewing Peterson more -- in part because I think it was one of Peterson's first videos after his long health-hiatus.

Weinstein fell afoul of millennial generation law and "got canceled" for no good reason. Seriously, the opposite of reason: he had to resign because his students were too stupid to understand what he was saying. Too superficial. Too swept up in the madness of the gloriously hideous media culture at large.

I'm glad he landed on his feet!

As I understand it, the co-author is his wife and they are both renowned biologists. The book is the culmination of their long career studying evolution etc. I did not know about his being fired for any sort of controversy. I will check out his interview with Jordan Peterson - somebody else I should be more familiar with as well.