Author: Robert M Sapolsky
Date: 2017
Publisher: Bodley Head
ISBN: 978-18479221-68

Overview: Looks at the biological influences of behaviour including detailed neuroscience by running through what happens in the brain one second, seconds to minutes, days and months before we act. Then looks at human development as we grow, and looks at evolution. he tackles a number of hot topics and looks at what has been learned about hierarchy, obedience and resistance, morality, empathy, understanding, killing, criminal justice, free will, and war and peace.

Relevance: A book I depended on for a round up of what we know about human behaviour. Seminal for the development of my ideas - what is possible, what is too idealistic.