Friendship: The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond (Hardback)Lydia Denworth (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
The science of friendship has grown remarkably rich in recent years, with scientists studying everything from the chemicals that create bonds in our brains to the friendships animals make for years on end. There's a deep evolutionary story to friendship now, and Lydia Denworth tells it in clear, lyrical prose. -- Carl Zimmer, author of She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
Friendship was once mocked as a naive notion, irrelevant in our species and non-existent in others. In her lively, personable style, Lydia Denworth reviews what we know about the benefits of close relationships and their long evolutionary history. -- Frans de Waal, New York Times bestselling author of Mama's Last Hug
The power of friendship - in many ways the most essential of our relationships - has long been underestimated. It's an absolute pleasure to see Lydia Denworth do it justice in this lovely, insightful, and important book. -- Deborah Blum, Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Poison Squad
Friendship takes a fascinating deep dive into the societal, emotional, and health benefits of our everyday relationships. * RealSimple *
A sweeping, precise, and engaging narrative about our primordial capacity for friendship. If you care about what really matters in life, what brings us true joy and banishes our suffering, and what people at the end of life consistently report as the thing that most matters, you will care about this fantastic natural history of human friendship. -- Nicholas A. Christakis, author of Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
I can think of no better rebuke to today's success-obsessed brand of parenting than Denworth's clarion call for friendship. Her convincing narration of the science shows that for our kids to live happily ever after, and successfully too, we must let them spend many more afternoons with friends. -- Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise An Adult
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