The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

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By (author) Frans de Waal, Narrator Alan Sklar

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 190mm x 15mm | 72g
  • Publication date: 6 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1400163552
  • ISBN 13: 9781400163557
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 944,563

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Is it really human nature to stab one another in the back in our climb up the corporate ladder? Competitive, selfish behavior is often explained away as instinctive, thanks to evolution and "survival of the fittest," but, in fact, humans are equally hard-wired for empathy. Using research from the fields of anthropology, psychology, animal behavior, and neuroscience, Frans de Waal brilliantly argues that humans are group animals--highly cooperative, sensitive to injustice, and mostly peace-loving--just like other primates, elephants, and dolphins. This revelation has profound implications for everything from politics to office culture.

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Frans de Waal, Ph.D., is a biologist and ethologist, world-renowned for his work on the social intelligence of primates such as chimpanzees, bonobos, capuchins, and macaques, and the author of the "New York Times" Notable Book "The Ape and the Sushi Master." Alan Sklar is the winner of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and a multiple finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by "AudioFile" magazine, his work has twice earned him a Booklist Editors' Choice Award, a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by "ForeWord" magazine.

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""Alan Sklar delivers an in-depth narration of fascinating stories about the ability of mammals to show sincere empathy."" ---AudioFile