HEATHER HEYING and BRET WEINSTEIN are James Madison Program Visiting Fellows at Princeton University. They have PHDs in Biology from the University of Michigan and taught evolutionary biology for 15 years at Evergreen State College, Washington. Together they co-host the Dark Horse podcast, which has over a quarter of a million subscribers and is ranked in the top ten most popular science podcasts on YouTube.
'This book guides readers through the most pressing puzzles of our time, developing their conceptual toolkit without being didactic. Razor-sharp and fun to read, A Hunter Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century secures Weinstein and Heying's reputation as heroes who stand up not only for academic freedom, but also moral principles' - Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind
'I have never read such a bold, well-researched, and succinct exploration of the puzzling predicament we find ourselves in. Anyone who wonders why the most comfortable society in history - our own - has such astronomical rates of depression, anxiety and poor health will find abundant answers in A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century' - Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and Tribe
'A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century has given me at least five evolutionary concepts that have become central to my way of viewing the world' - Jamie Wheal, executive director of the Flow Genome Project and co-author of Stealing Fire
'Bret and Heather are highly regarded evolutionary biologists, very clear thinkers and communicators' - Robert Sapolsky, author of Behave