Published: Dec. 7, 2020

By Daniel Blumstein (EPOBio '86) 

(Harvard University Press, 256 pages; 2020)

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 Survival Lessons from the Wild CoverA leading expert in animal behavior takes us into the wild to better understand and manage our fears. Fear, honed by millions of years of natural selection, kept our ancestors alive. Whether by slithering away, curling up in a ball, or standing still in the presence of a predator, humans and other animals have evolved complex behaviors in order to survive the hazards the world presents. But, despite our evolutionary endurance, we still have much to learn about how to manage our response to danger.