O. Wright

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (26 of 28)
Location: Amsterdam, NL


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,322,536 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 28
Traveler's Advisory by Jessica Lehrer
Traveler's Advisory by Jessica Lehrer
5.0 out of 5 stars Perspicacious!, 6 Jun 2008
Full of wit and wry humour. Those situations we've been in traveling that at the time can drive us to despair but are in retrospect funny has hell. Something to pull out of your rucksack whilst waiting interminably in line outside a remote embassy that will revive your sanity.
The Moral Animal: Why We Are The Way We Are by Robert Wright
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Occasionally a book comes along that changes you in a profound way. It's partly the book, partly you, and partly where you are in your life when you read it. For me, this was one of those books.

Robert Wright ranges all over. Sex, marriage, monogomy, families, kin bonding and support, social hierarchy and status, reciprocal altruism, and modern morality. If you are interested in the nature of human behaviour and morality, and what modern genetics has to say about it, this book will tell you.

The author doesn't preach. He's very aware that this is a young science and much of what he discusses is speculation. This makes the book stronger: much of it is questions to… Read more

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