Everyday Survival: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

Author(s): Laurence Gonzales


In his new book, the author of "Deep Survival" (ISBN 978 0 393 32615 4), 'the best book on management, leadership and employment I have read this year' ("Financial Times"), shows how modern society has made us lazy and susceptible to previously unknown threats. Laurence Gonzales turns his talent for gripping narrative; his knowledge of the way our minds and bodies work, and his curiosity about the world to the topic of how we can best use the lessons of our evolutionary history to overcome the hazards of everyday life. He finds that natural laws profoundly affect our actions, and he reveals the hidden causes and costs of our behaviour, either as individuals or as a species. Whether climbing a mountain or the corporate ladder, "Everyday Survival" will change the way the reader views their choices in our complex, dangerous and quickly changing world.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780393337068
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : 0.306
  • : November 2009
  • : 210mm X 140mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laurence Gonzales
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 155.9
  • : 288
  • : Popular psychology; Social issues
  • : 6 illustrations