Wildhood by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz audiobook

Wildhood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals

By Barbara Natterson-Horowitz  and Kathryn Bowers
Read by Robin Miles

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501164699
10.39 Hours 1
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A revelatory investigation of human and animal adolescence and young adulthood from the New York Times bestselling authors of Zoobiquity. With Wildhood, Harvard evolutionary biologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and award-winning science writer Kathryn Bowers have created an entirely new way of thinking about the crucial, vulnerable, and exhilarating phase of life between childhood and adulthood across the animal kingdom. In their critically acclaimed bestseller, Zoobiquity, the authors revealed the essential connection between human and animal health. In Wildhood, they turn the same eye-opening, species-spanning lens to adolescent young adult life. Traveling around the world and drawing from their latest research, they find that the same four universal challenges are faced by every adolescent human and animal on earth: how to be safe, how to navigate hierarchy; how to court potential mates; and how to feed oneself. Safety. Status. Sex. Self-reliance. How human and animal adolescents and young adults confront the challenges of wildhood shapes their adult destinies. Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers illuminate these core challenges through the lives of four animals in the wild: Ursula, a young king penguin; Shrink, a charismatic hyena; Salt, a matriarchal humpback whale; and Slavc, a roaming European wolf. Through their riveting stories—and those of countless others, from adventurous eagles and rambunctious high schooler to inexperienced orcas and naive young soldiers—readers get a vivid and game-changing portrait of adolescent young adults as a horizontal tribe, sharing behaviors and challenges, setbacks and triumphs. Upending our understanding of everything from risk-taking and anxiety to the origins of privilege and the nature of sexual coercion and consent, Wildhood is a profound and necessary guide to the perilous, thrilling, and universal journey to adulthood on planet earth.

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Summary

Summary

A People Magazine Pick of Best Books of Fall

New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

A New York Times Pick of Best Books Now in Paperback

A Chicago Tribune Pick of Must-Reads

A Booklist Top 10 Book of the Year in Sci-Tech

A revelatory investigation of human and animal adolescence and young adulthood from the New York Times bestselling authors of Zoobiquity.

With Wildhood, Harvard evolutionary biologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and award-winning science writer Kathryn Bowers have created an entirely new way of thinking about the crucial, vulnerable, and exhilarating phase of life between childhood and adulthood across the animal kingdom.

In their critically acclaimed bestseller, Zoobiquity, the authors revealed the essential connection between human and animal health. In Wildhood, they turn the same eye-opening, species-spanning lens to adolescent young adult life. Traveling around the world and drawing from their latest research, they find that the same four universal challenges are faced by every adolescent human and animal on earth: how to be safe, how to navigate hierarchy; how to court potential mates; and how to feed oneself. Safety. Status. Sex. Self-reliance. How human and animal adolescents and young adults confront the challenges of wildhood shapes their adult destinies.

Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers illuminate these core challenges through the lives of four animals in the wild: Ursula, a young king penguin; Shrink, a charismatic hyena; Salt, a matriarchal humpback whale; and Slavc, a roaming European wolf. Through their riveting stories—and those of countless others, from adventurous eagles and rambunctious high schooler to inexperienced orcas and naive young soldiers—readers get a vivid and game-changing portrait of adolescent young adults as a horizontal tribe, sharing behaviors and challenges, setbacks and triumphs.

Upending our understanding of everything from risk-taking and anxiety to the origins of privilege and the nature of sexual coercion and consent, Wildhood is a profound and necessary guide to the perilous, thrilling, and universal journey to adulthood on planet earth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The vivid storytelling and fascinating scientific digressions in Wildhood make it a pleasurable read. It’s also a book parents may find reassuring.” Los Angeles Times
“Adolescence isn’t just for humans. Here an evolutionary biologist offers up rollicking tales of young animals navigating risk, social hierarchy, and sex with all the bravura (and dopiness) of our own teenage beasts.” People
“Narrator Robin Miles adds a continuous tone of excitement to this scientific exploration of life as a teenage mammal…Her narration carries each scene to its dramatic conclusion. Miles’s performance makes expanding one’s understanding of adolescent mammals great fun.” AudioFile
“An incredibly fascinating read.” Booklist (starred review)
“It blew my mind to discover that teenage animals and teenage humans are so similar. Both are naive risk-takers. I loved this book!” Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author
“There is much here for the nature lover, the parent seeking advice, and the college freshman tackling ‘adulting.’ By laying out the adolescent experience of so many species in rich detail, the authors normalize and celebrate the beauty and complexity of our own species’ journey into the big wide world.” Science magazine
“Take the authors up on their invitation to observe animals in the wild and in your own household, and you’ll never look at other beings the same again. Wildhood is for parents, nature lovers, and the curious alike.” Times Record
“In lively personalized accounts that keep our attention, the authors explain how the transition to independence works in each species and why it looks so similar across the board.” Frans de Waal, PhD, New York Times bestselling author
“Readers will come away with an appreciation for a host of other qualities—friendship, social status, cooperation, leaving home and coming back—that are rooted in that one crucial stage of life.” Wall Street Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

Author Bio: Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD, is a visiting professor at Harvard University in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. She is also professor of medicine/cardiology at UCLA where she co-founded the evolutionary medicine program. She is the coauthor of Zoobiquity and Wildhood.

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Author Bio: Kathryn Bowers

Author Bio: Kathryn Bowers

Kathryn Bowers was a staff editor at the Atlantic and a writer and producer at CNN International. She has edited and written popular and academic books and teaches a course at UCLA on medical narrative.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 10.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English