Humans in the Extreme: A gripping delve into the darkest recesses of our nature (Paperback)J A Hind (author)
Humans in the Extreme is a bracing and vital read and the first of its kind to expose the beguiling, yet deeply disturbing, fascination we have with the extreme. Simply put, this book will open the reader's eyes to the patent compulsion we have for the extreme, our weakness to resist it and the consequences of this on humanity.
Author and psychotherapist, JA Hind, takes the reader into an unflinching no-holds barred discussion of the depraved aspects of our human nature, the perplexing reasons that drive us to do the terrible things we do and the repercussions this is having on our capacity to feel - even for a second. Without distorting the truth of the sciences, Humans in the Extreme profoundly examines the systems and processes that lead so-called ordinary people to commit appalling acts of violence or stand by and do nothing to stop them. By unpicking the origins and revelations of extreme, as it has unfolded through the passage of time, this book encourages each of us to question our own affiliation with the extreme and the fundamental beliefs and constructs of the world that we have come to know.
Humans in the Extreme coaxes the reader into a thought-provoking discourse about our obsession with the extreme, the chiselling away of our humanity and the ultimate death of our conscience - if we don't take heed now. Having garnered information from scientists, biologists, historians and psychologists alike, Humans in the Extreme crosses the divide between science and human emotion, making it not only a compelling read but also accessible to a wide audience of people.
Publisher: The Choir Press
Number of pages: 330
Weight: 486 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
This book is an outstanding addition to our knowledge about the human race and our relationship with the extreme. - Professor Michael Kirby FRCP
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